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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: Dipsadidae
Subfamilia: Heterodontinae
Genus: Thermophis
Species (3): T. baileyi – T. shangrila – T. zhaoermii
Name

Thermophis Malnate, 1953: 92

Type species: Tropidonotus baileyi Wall, 1907, by original designation and monotypy.

References
Primary references

Malnate, E.V. 1953. The taxonomic status of the Tibetan colubrid snake Natrix baileyi. Copeia 1953(2): 92–96. JSTOR Hybrid open access journal Reference page.

Additional references

Guo, P. & Chen, Y.Y. 2000. The rare and endemic snakes in China — Thermophis baileyi. Sichuan Journal of Zoology 19(2): 79–80.
Guo, P., Liu, S.-Y., Feng, J.-C. & He, M. 2008. The description of a new species of Thermophis (Serpentes: Colubridae). Sichuan Journal of Zoology 27(3): 321. Reference page.
Guo, P., Liu, S.Y., Huang, S., He, M., Sun, Z.Y., Feng, J.C. & Zhao, E.M. 2009. Morphological variation in Thermophis Malnate (Serpentes: Colubridae), with an expanded description of T. zhaoermii. Zootaxa 1973: 51–60. Abstract & excerpt. Abstract & excerpt
He, M., Feng, J.-C., Liu, S.-Y., Guo, P. & Zhao, E.-M. 2009. The phylogenetic position of Thermophis (Serpentes: Colubridae), an endemic snake from the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, China. Journal of Natural History 43: 479–488.
Huang, S., Liu, S.-y., Guo, P., Zhang, Y.-p. & Zhao, E.-m. 2009. What are the closest relatives of the hot-spring snakes (Colubridae, Thermophis), the relict species endemic to the Tibetan Plateau? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 51: 438–446.
Dorge, T., Hofmann, S., Wangdwei, M., Duoje, L., Solhøy, T. & Miehe, G. 2007. The ecological specialist, Thermophis baileyi (Wall, 1907): new records, distribution and biogeographic conclusions. Herpetological Bulletin 101: 8–12.
Hofmann, S., Dorge, T., Solhøy, T. & Miehe, G. 2010. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers in the Tibetan hot spring snake (Thermophis baileyi). Molecular Ecology Resources 10: 1098–1105.
Hofmann, S. 2012. Population genetic structure and geographic differentiation in the hot spring snake Thermophis baileyi (Serpentes, Colubridae): indications for glacial refuges in southern-central Tibet. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63: 396–406.
Hofmann, S., Fritzsche, P., Solhøy, T., Dorge, T. & Miehe, G. 2012. Evidence of Sex-biased Dispersal in Thermophis baileyi Inferred from Microsatellite Markers. Herpetologica 68(4): 514–522. DOI: 10.1655/HERPETOLOGICA-D-12-00017.
Hofmann, S., Kraus, S., Dorge, T., Nothnagel, M., Fritzsche, P. & Miehe, G. 2014. Effects of Pleistocene climatic fluctuations on the phylogeography, demography and population structure of a high-elevation snake species, Thermophis baileyi, on the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Biogeography 41: 2162–2172.
Peng, L.-F., Lu, C.-H., Huang, S., Guo, P. & Zhang, Y.-P. 2014. A New Species of the Genus Thermophis (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Shangri-La, Northern Yunnan, China, with a Proposal for an Eclectic Rule for Species Delimitation. Asian Herpetological Research 5(4): 228–239. DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1245.2014.00228 Reference page.
Hofmann, S., Tillack, F. & Miehe, G. 2015. Genetic differentiation among species of the genus Thermophis Malnate (Serpentes, Colubridae) and comments on T. shangrila. Zootaxa 4028(1): 102–120. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4028.1.4. Preview (PDF). Reference page.

Links

Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2021. Thermophis . The Reptile Database. Accessed on 14 February 2019.

Thermophis is a genus of snakes in the family Colubridae. The genus is endemic to China.
Species

The genus includes three species:[1]

Thermophis baileyi (Wall, 1907) - Bailey's snake, hot-spring keelback, Xizang hot-spring keelback
Thermophis shangrila Peng, Lu, Huang, Guo and Zhang, 2014 - Yunnan hot-spring keelback, Shangrila hot-spring keelback
Thermophis zhaoermii Guo, Liu, Feng & He, 2008 - Sichuan hot-spring keelback

References

Genus Thermophis at The Reptile Database www.reptile-database.org.

Further reading

Malnate, E.V., 1953: The taxonomic status of the Tibetan colubrid snake Natrix baileyi. Copeia 1953 (2):92-96.
Dorge, T., S. Hofmann, M. Wangdwei, L. Duoje, T. Solhøy & G. Miehe, 2007: The ecological specialist, Thermophis baileyi (Wall, 1907): new records, distribution and biogeographic conclusions. Herpetological Bulletin, 101: 8–12.
Hofmann, S., T. Dorge, T. Solhøy & G. Miehe, 2010: Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers in the Tibetan hot spring snake (Thermophis baileyi). Molecular Ecology Resources, 10: 1098–1105.
Hofmann, S., 2012: Population genetic structure and geographic differentiation in the hot spring snake Thermophis baileyi (Serpentes, Colubridae): indications for glacial refuges in southern-central Tibet. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 63: 396–406.
Hofmann, S., P. Fritzsche, T. Solhøy, T. Dorge & G. Miehe, 2012: Evidence of Sex-biased Dispersal in Thermophis baileyi Inferred from Microsatellite Markers. Herpetologica, 68(4): 514–522. doi:10.1655/HERPETOLOGICA-D-12-00017.
Hofmann, S.; Kraus, S.; Dorge, T.; Nothnagel, M.; Fritzsche, P.; Miehe, G.; 2014: Effects of Pleistocene climatic fluctuations on the phylogeography, demography and population structure of a high-elevation snake species, Thermophis baileyi, on the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Biogeography, 41: 2162–2172.

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