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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Xenodontinae
Genus: Diaphorolepis
Species: D. laevis - D. wagneri
Name

Diaphorolepis Jan, 1863
Vernacular names
English: Frog-eating Snakes

Diaphorolepis is a genus of snakes in the family Colubridae. The genus is indigenous to northwestern South America.

Species

The genus Diaphorolepis contains the following two species which are recognized as being valid.[1]

Diaphorolepis laevis F. Werner, 1923 – Colombian frog-eating snake
Diaphorolepis wagneri Jan, 1863 – Ecuador frog-eating snake, Ecuadorean frog-eating snake

Etymology

The specific name, wagneri, is in honor of German paleontologist Johann Andreas Wagner.[2]
References

Genus Diaphorolepis at The Reptile Database

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. (Diaphorolepis wagneri, p. 278).

Further reading

Jan G (1863). Elenco sistematico degli ofidi descritti e disegnati per l'Iconografia Generale. Milan: Museo Civico di Milano. (A. Lombardi, printer). 143 pp. (Diaphorolepis, new genus, p. 98; D. wagneri, new species, p. 98). (in Italian).

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