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Liophidium torquatum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Lamprophiidae
Subfamily: Lamprophiinae
Genus: Liophidium
Boulenger, 1896

Ten recognized species, see article.

Liophidium is a genus of lamprophiid snakes, nine of which are endemic to the island of Madagascar and one to the island of Mayotte.[1] They are harmless to humans.


Ten species are currently recognized.[1]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Liophidium.


Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA (1896). Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume III., Containing the Colubridæ (Opisthoglyphæ and Proteroglyphæ), ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiv + 727 pp. + Plates I-XXV. (Liophidium, new genus, pp. 598–599).
  • Glaw F, Vences M (2007). A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar, Third Edition. Cologne, Germany: Vences & Glaw Verlag. 496 pp. ISBN 978-3929449037.

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