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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Colubrinae
Genus: Stenorrhina
A.M.C. Duméril, 1853

Stenorrhina is a genus of snakes in the family Colubridae.[1]


Two species are recognized as being valid.[1]


The specific name, degenhardtii, is in honor of a German named Degenhardt who collected amphibians and reptiles in northern South America in the 1840s.[2]

The specific name, freminvillei, is in honor of French naval officer and naturalist Christophe-Paulin de La Poix de Fréminville.[2]


  1. ^ a b Genus Stenorrhina at The Reptile Database.
  2. ^ a b 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. (Stenorrhina degenhardtii, p. 67; S. freminvillei, p. 94).

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. (Genus "Stenorhina [sic]", p. 229).
  • Duméril AMC (1853). "Prodrome de la classification des reptiles ophidiens ". Mémoires de l'Academie des Sciences, Paris 23: 399-536. (Stenorrhina, new genus, p. 490). (in French).