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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Superfamily: Colubroidea


The Colubroidea are a superfamily in the suborder Serpentes (snakes). It contains over 85% of all the extant species of snakes.[2] Their largest component is the family Colubridae, but it also includes at least six other families.[3] It has been found to be monophyletic.[2]



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  3. ^ a b Pyron, R. Alexander; et al. (2011). "The phylogeny of advanced snakes (Colubroidea), with discovery of a new subfamily and comparison of support methods for likelihood trees" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 58.2: 329–342. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 October 2013. 
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  5. ^ Vidal, N.; et al. (2008). "Dissecting the major African snake radiation: a molecular phylogeny of the Lamprophiidae Fitzinger (Serpentes, Caenophidia)". Zootaxa (1945): 51–66. 
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