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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: Conophis
Species: C. lineatus - C. morai - C. pulcher - C. vittatus

Conophis Peters, 1860
Vernacular names
English: Road Guarders

Conophis is a genus of snakes in the subfamily Dipsadinae of the family Colubridae. The genus is endemic to Mexico and Central America.
Species and geographic ranges

The genus Conophis contains the following three species which are recognized as being valid.[1]

Conophis lineatus (A.M.C. Duméril, Bibron & A.H.A. Duméril, 1854) – Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
Conophis morai Pérez-Higareda, López-Luna & H.M. Smith, 2002 – Mexico
Conophis vittatus W. Peters, 1860 – Guatemala, Mexico

Nota bene: Binomial authorities in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Conophis.

Genus Conophis at The Reptile Database.

Further reading

Heimes, Peter (2016). Snakes of Mexico: Herpetofauna Mexicana Vol. I. Frankfurt, Germany: Chimaira. 572 pp. ISBN 978-3899731002.
Peters W (1860). "Drei neue Schlangen des k. zoologischen Museums aus America vor und fügte hieran Bemerkungen über die generelle Unterscheidung von anderen bereits bekannten Arten ". Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1860: 517-521 + one plate. (Conophis, new genus, p. 519; C. vittatus, new species, pp. 519-520 + plate figures 3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d). (in German).


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