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Coronella girondica

Coronella girondica (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Reptilia
Subclassis: Diapsida
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Superfamilia: Colubroidea
Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Colubrinae
Genus: Coronella
Species: Coronella girondica
Subspecies: C. g. amaliae - C. g. girondica


Coronella girondica (Daudin, 1803)

Type locality: Bordeaux, France.


* Coluber girondicus Daudin, 1803: 432
* Coluber meridionalis Daudin, 1803
* Natrix meridionalis (Daudin) — Merrem, 1820
* Coluber riccioli — Metaxa, 1823
* Zamenis riccioli Metaxa, 1823
* Psammophis girondicus (Daudin) — Boie, 1826
* Coronella meridionalis (Daudin) — Boie, 1827
* Coluber rubens Gachet, 1829
* Zacholus girondicus (Daudin) — Wagler, 1830
* Zamenis riccioli (Metaxa) — Bonaparte, 1840
* Coronella girundica (Daudin) — Duméril & Bibron, 1854: 612 (lapsus)
* Coronella riccioli (Metaxa) — de Betta, 1857
* Coronella laevis var. hispanica Boettger, 1869
* Coronella girondica — Boulenger, 1913
* Coronella girondica — Mertens & Müller, 1940
* Coronella girondica — Engelmann et al., 1993
* Coronella girondica — Schleich, Kästle & Kabisch, 1996: 487


* Daudin 1802. Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière des Reptiles, Vol. 4. F. Dufart, Paris.
* Engelmann, W.E. et al. 1993. Lurche und Kriechtiere Europas. Neumann Verlag (Radebeul, Germany), 440 pp.
* Schleich, H.H., Kästle, W., Kabisch, K. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa. Koeltz, Koenigstein, 627 pp.
* Coronella girondica at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 25 August 2008.

Vernacular names
Català: colobra bordelesa
English: Southern Smooth Snake
Español: Culebra lisa meridional
Euskara: hegoaldeko suge leuna
Galego: Cobra lagarteira meridional

Coronella girondica is a harmless colubrid species found in southern Europe and northern Africa. No subspecies are currently recognized.[1]

Geographic range

Found in Spain, Portugal, southern France, Italy, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia.[1] Monaco is also mentioned.[2] The type locality given is Bordeaux, France.[1]


Its natural habitats are temperate forests, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, rocky areas, pastureland, and plantations.[2]

It is threatened by habitat loss.

Conservation status

This species is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (v3.1, 2001).[2] Species are listed as such due to their wide distribution, presumed large population, or because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category. Year assessed: 2005.[3]


1. ^ a b c Coronella girondica at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 2 September 2007.
2. ^ a b c Coronella girondica at the IUCN Red List. Accessed 2 September 2007.
3. ^ 2001 Categories & Criteria (version 3.1) at the IUCN Red List. Accessed 2 September 2007.

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