Spatula-toothed snake

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Spatula-toothed snake
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Iguanognathus
Boulenger, 1898
Species: I. werneri
Binomial name
Iguanognathus werneri
Boulenger, 1898

The spatula-toothed snake (Iguanognathus werneri ) is a species of snake in the family Colubridae. The species is endemic to Indonesia.


The specific name, werneri, is in honor of Austrian herpetologist Franz Werner.[1]


The species I. werneri is monotypic within the genus Iguanognathus.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

I. werneri is known only from the holotype, which was collected in Sumatra, Indonesia.[3]


  1. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Iguanognathus werneri, p. 282).
  2. ^ "Iguanognathus ". ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System).
  3. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1996). Iguanognathus werneri. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 28 July 2007.

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA (1898). "Description of a new Genus of Aglyphous Colubrine Snakes from Sumatra". Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Seventh Series 2: 73-74. (Iguanognathus, new genus, p. 73; Iguanognathus werneri, new species, p. 74).
  • Jackson K, Underwood G, Arnold EN, Savitzky AH (1999). "Hinged Teeth in the Enigmatic Colubrid, Iguanognathus werneri ". Copeia 1999 (3): 814-817.