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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: Colubrinae
Genus: Macroprotodon
Species: M. abubakeri – M. brevis – M. cucullatus – M. mauritanicus
Name

Macroprotodon, Guichenot, 1850
Vernacular names
Deutsch: Mutslang
English: False Smooth Snake
español: Culebras de cogulla

Macroprotodon is a genus of snakes in the family Colubridae. All of the member species of the genus are commonly known as false smooth snakes.

Taxonomy

The genus Macroprotodon was originally described by French zoologist Alphone Guichenot in 1850. The genus is in the subfamily Colubrinae of the family Colubridae.[1]
Species

Macroprotodon contains four species.[2]

M. abubakeri Wade, 2002
M. brevis (Günther, 1862) – western false smooth snake
M. cucullatus (I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1827) – false smooth snake
M. mauritanicus Guichenot, 1850

Some authorities have considered some of these species to be subspecies of the other species.[3]

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

"Macroprotodon ". Dahms Tierleben. www.dahmstierleben.de/systematik/Reptilien/Squamata/Serpentes/colubroidea/colubridae#Colubrinae.
"Macroprotodon ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.

Busack SD, McCoy CJ (1990). "Distribution, variation, and biology of Macroprotodon cucullatus (Reptilia: Colubridae: Boiginae)". Ann. Carnegie Mus. 59 (4): 261-286.

Further reading

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. (Macroprotodon, p. 175).
Guichenot A (1850). Histoire naturelle des reptiles et des poissons de l'Algérie. Exploration scientifique de l'Algérie pendant les années 1840, 1841, 1842. Paris: Imprimerie Nationale. 147 pp. + atlas. (Macroprotodon, new genus, and M. mauritanicus, new species, p. 22). (in French).

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