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Boaedon capensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Infraorder: Alethinophidia
Family: Lamprophiidae
Fitzinger, 1843

The Lamprophiidae are a family of snakes[1] found in Africa, Asia, America, and Europe.[citation needed]


Lamprophiids were traditionally considered as members of the subfamily Lamprophiinae in the family Colubridae. The following classification is from Pyron et al., 2010.[2]

List of subfamilies and genera[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Dahms Tierleben.
  2. ^ Pyron RA, Burbrink FT, Colli GR, Montes de Oca AN, Vitt LJ, Kuczynski CA, Wiens JJ. 2010. The phylogeny of advanced snakes (Colubroidea), with discovery of a new subfamily and comparison of support methods for likelihood trees. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 58: 329–342. ([1])
  3. ^ a b c d e f g The Reptile Database.

Further reading[edit]

  • Fitzinger L. 1843. Systema Reptilium, Fasciculus Primus, Amblyglossae. Vienna: Braumüller & Seidel. 106 pp. + indices.([2]).

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