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Macropisthodon plumbicolor-Dandeli.jpg
Macropisthodon plumbicolor
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Natricinae
Genus: Macropisthodon
Boulenger, 1893

Four recognized species, see article.

Macropisthodon is a genus of snakes in the family Colubridae.[1] The genus is endemic to Asia.


The genus Macropisthodon contains four species which are recognized as being valid.[2]

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


  1. ^ Bisby FA, Roskov YR, Orrell TM, Nicolson D, Paglinawan LE, Bailly N, Kirk PM, Bourgoin T, Baillargeon G, Ouvrard D (2011). "Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2011 Annual Checklist". Species 2000: Reading, UK. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Macropisthodon ". The Reptile Database.

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA (1893). Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume I., Containing the Families ... Colubridæ Aglyphæ, part. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiii + 448 pp. + Plates I-XXVIII. (Macropisthodon, new genus, p. 265).