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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: Xenodontinae
Tribus: Alsophiini
Genus: Uromacer
Species (3): U. catesbyi - U. frenatus - U. oxyrhynchus
Source(s) of checklist:

Uromacer Duméril & Bibron, 1853: Mém. Acad. Sci., Paris, 23, 478.
Vernacular names
English: Pointed Snakes

Uromacer is a genus of snakes in the family Colubridae.

Geographic range

The genus Uromacer is endemic to the island of Hispaniola.[1]

The following three species are recognized as being valid.[1]

Uromacer catesbyi (Schlegel, 1837)
Uromacer frenatus (Günther, 1865)
Uromacer oxyrhynchus A.M.C. Duméril, Bibron & A.H.A. Duméril, 1854

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

Genus Uromacer at The Reptile Database.

Further reading

Boulenger GA (1894). Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume II., Containing the Conclusion of the Colubridæ Aglyphæ. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xi + 382 pp. + Plates I-XX. (Genus Uromacer, p. 115, including identification key to the three species).
Duméril A-M-C, Bibron G, Duméril A[-H-A] (1854). Erpétologie générale ou histoire naturelle complète des reptiles. Tome septième. Première partie. Comprenant l'histoire des serpents non venimeux. Paris: Roret. xvi + 780 pp. (Uromacer, new genus, pp. 719–720). (in French).

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