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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Dipsadidae
Subfamily: Xenodontinae
Genus: Thermophis
Malnate, 1953


Thermophis is a genus of snakes in the family Colubridae.


The genus includes two species:


  1. ^ The Reptile Database.
  • Malnate, E.V., 1953: The taxonomic status of the Tibetan colubrid snake Natrix baileyi. Copeia 1953 (2):92-96.
  • Dorge, T., S. Hofmann, M. Wangdwei, L. Duoje, T. Solhøy & G. Miehe, 2007: The ecological specialist, Thermophis baileyi (Wall, 1907): new records, distribution and biogeographic conclusions. Herpetological Bulletin, 101: 8–12.
  • Hofmann, S., T. Dorge, T. Solhøy & G. Miehe, 2010: Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers in the Tibetan hot spring snake (Thermophis baileyi). Molecular Ecology Resources, 10: 1098–1105.
  • Hofmann, S., 2012: Population genetic structure and geographic differentiation in the hot spring snake Thermophis baileyi (Serpentes, Colubridae): indications for glacial refuges in southern-central Tibet. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 63: 396–406.
  • Hofmann, S., P. Fritzsche, T. Solhøy, T. Dorge & G. Miehe, 2012: Evidence of Sex-biased Dispersal in Thermophis baileyi Inferred from Microsatellite Markers. Herpetologica, 68(4): 514-522. doi:10.1655/HERPETOLOGICA-D-12-00017.
  • Hofmann, S.; Kraus, S.; Dorge, T.; Nothnagel, M.; Fritzsche, P.; Miehe, G.; 2014: Effects of Pleistocene climatic fluctuations on the phylogeography, demography and population structure of a high-elevation snake species, Thermophis baileyi, on the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Biogeography, 41: 2162–2172.