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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: Platyceps
Species (29): P. afarensis – P. atayevi – P. bholanathi – P. brevis – P. collaris – P. elegantissimus – P. florulentus – P. gracilis – P. insulanus – P. josephi – P. karelini – P. ladacensis – P. largeni – P. messanai – P. najadum – P. noeli – P. plinii – P. rhodorachis – – P. saharicus – P. schmidtleri – P. scortecci – P. sinai – P. sindhensis – P. somalicus – P. taylori – P. thomasi – P. variabilis – P. rogersi
P. ventromaculatus

Name

Platyceps Blyth, 1860

Type species: Coluber ventromaculatus Gray, 1834.

References

Blyth, J. As. Soc. Beng., xxix: 114.

Links

Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2021. Platyceps . The Reptile Database. Accessed on 7 July 2021.

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Flachkopf-Zornnattern
English: Flat-headed Whip Snakes

Platyceps is a genus of snakes of the family Colubridae.

Taxonomy

The genus was erected in 1860 by Edward Blyth, allying species previously described.

The genus name Platyceps was inadvertently used for a fossil species in 1877, now recognised as Platycepsion wilkinsoni.[1]
Species

The following 29 species are recognized as being valid.[2]

Platyceps afarensis Schätti & Ineich, 2004
Platyceps atayevi (Tuniyev & Shammakov, 1993)
Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976)
Platyceps brevis (Boulenger, 1895)
Platyceps collaris (F. Müller, 1878)
Platyceps elegantissimus (Günther, 1878)
Platyceps florulentus (I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1827)
Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862)
Platyceps insulanus (Mertens, 1965)
Platyceps josephi Deepak, Narayanan, Mohapatra, Dutta, Melvinselvan, Khan, Mahlow, & Tillack, 2021
Platyceps karelini (Brandt, 1838)
Platyceps ladacensis (Anderson, 1871)
Platyceps largeni (Schätti, 2001)
Platyceps messanai (Schätti & Lanza, 1989)
Platyceps najadum (Eichwald, 1831)
Platyceps noeli Schätti, Tillack & Kucharzewski, 2014
Platyceps plinii (Merrem, 1820)
Platyceps rhodorachis (Jan, 1865)
Platyceps rogersi (Anderson, 1893)
Platyceps saharicus Schätti & McCarthy, 2004
Platyceps schmidtleri (Schätti & McCarthy, 2001)
Platyceps scortecci (Lanza, 1963)
Platyceps sinai (Schmidt & Marx, 1956)
Platyceps sindhensis Schätti, Tillack & Kucharzewski, 2014
Platyceps somalicus (Boulenger, 1896)
Platyceps taylori (Parker, 1949)
Platyceps thomasi (Parker, 1931)
Platyceps variabilis (Boulenger, 1905)
Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834)

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

Warren, Anne; Marsicano, Claudia (17 April 2000). "Banksiops, a replacement name for Banksia townrowi (Amphibia, Temnospondyli)". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 20 (1): 186–186. doi:10.1671/0272-4634(2000)020[0186:BARNFB]2.0.CO;2.

Genus Platyceps at The Reptile Database

Further reading

Blyth E (1860). "Report of Curator, Zoological Department". J. Asiatic Soc. Bengal 29 (1): 87-115. (Platyceps, new genus, p. 114).

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