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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: Meizodon
Species: M. coronatus - M. krameri - M. plumbiceps - M. regularis - M. semiornatus


Meizodon Fischer, 1856

Fischer, J.G. 1856: Neue Schlangen des Hamburgischen Naturhistorischen Museums. Abh. Geb. Naturwissensch. Hamburg 3: 79–116.
Meizodon at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 27 sep 2008.

Vernacular names
English: Crowned Snakes

Meizodon is a genus of snakes in the subfamily Colubrinae of the family Colubridae. The genus Meizodon contains five species, all of which are poorly known and are endemic to Sub-Saharan Africa.[2]

Species list

Meizodon coronatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Meizodon krameri Schätti, 1985
Meizodon plumbiceps (Boettger, 1893)
Meizodon regularis Fischer, 1856
Meizodon semiornatus (W. Peters, 1854)

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

The specific name, krameri, is in honor of Swiss herpetologist Eugen Kramer (1921-2004).[3]

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

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. (Meizodon krameri, p. 146).

Further reading

Branch, Bill (2004). Field Guide to Snakes and other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Third Revised edition, Second impression. Sanibel Island, Florida: Ralph Curtis Books. 399 pp. ISBN 0-88359-042-5. (Genus Meizodon, p. 93).
Fischer JG (1856). "Neue Schlangen des Hamburgischen Naturhistorischen Museums ". Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Naturwissenschaften 3 (4): 79-116. (Meizodon, new genus, p. 112). (in German).


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