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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: Xenodontinae
Genus: Urotheca
Species: U. decipiens – U. dumerilli – U. elapoides – U. fulviceps – U. guentheri – U. lateristriga – U. multilineata – U. myersi – U. pachyura
Name
Urotheca Bibron, 1843

Urotheca is a genus of snakes of the family Colubridae. The genus is endemic to the New World.[1]

Geographic range

Species in the genus Urotheca are found in Central America and northwestern South America.[1]
Species

Eight species are recognized as being valid.[1]

Urotheca decipiens (Günther, 1893)
Urotheca dumerilli (Bibron, 1840)
Urotheca fulviceps (Cope, 1886)
Urotheca guentheri (Dunn, 1938)
Urotheca lateristriga (Berthold, 1859)
Urotheca multilineata (W. Peters, 1863)
Urotheca myersi Savage & Lahanas, 1989
Urotheca pachyura (Cope, 1875)

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

Genus Urotheca at The Reptile Database.

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Further reading

Bibron G (1843). In: Cocteau JT & Bibron G (1843). "Reptiles ". pp. 1–143. In: de la Sagra R (1843). Historia Fisica, Politica y Natural de la Isla de Cuba. Segunda Parte. Historia Natural. Tomo IV. Reptiles y Peces. [= Physical, Political and Natural History of the Island of Cuba. Second Part. Natural History. Volume 4. Reptiles and Fishes]. Paris: A. Bertrand. 255 pp. + Plates I-V. (Urotheca, new genus, p. 131). (in Spanish and Latin).

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