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Xenochrophis piscator sal.jpg
Xenochrophis piscator
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Natricinae
Genus: Xenochrophis
Günther, 1864

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Xenochrophis is a genus of colubrid snakes endemic to Asia. They are commonly referred to as painted keelbacks.

Species of Xenochrophis[edit]

The following species are recognized as being valid.[1]

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


  1. ^ "Xenochrophis ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.

Further reading[edit]

  • Günther ACLG. 1864. The Reptiles of British India. London: The Ray Society. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xxvii + 452 pp. + Plates I-XXII. (Xenochrophis, new genus, p. 273).

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