Ptyas

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Ptyas
AB084 Ptyas mucosos.JPG
Ptyas mucosa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Colubrinae
Genus: Ptyas
Fitzinger, 1843
Species

Several, see text

Ptyas is a genus of colubrid snakes. This genus is one of several colubrid genera colloquially called "rat snakes" or "ratsnakes".

Species[edit]

Eight species are recognized.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Genus: Ptyas". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Fitzinger, L. 1843. Systema Reptilium, Fasciculus Primus, Amblyglossae. Braumüller & Seidel. Vienna. 106 pp. + indices. (Ptyas, p. 26.)