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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: Colubrinae
Genus: Dipsadoboa
Species: D. aulica – D. brevirostris – D. duchesnii – D. elongata – D. flavida – D. shrevei – D. underwoodi – D. unicolor – D. viridis – D. weileri – D. werneri

Dipsadoboa Günther, 1858

Type species: Dipsadoboa unicolor Günther, 1858

Günther, A. 1858. Catalogue of Colubrine snakes of the British Museum. London, I - XVI, 1 - 281.
Trape, J.-F. & Baldé, C. 2014. A checklist of the snake fauna of Guinea, with taxonomic changes in the genera Philothamnus and Dipsadoboa (Colubridae) and a comparison with the snake fauna of some other West African countries. Zootaxa 3900(3): 301–338. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3900.3.1 Paywall Reference page.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2021. Dipsadoboa . The Reptile Database. Accessed on 3 November 2020.

Vernacular names
English: Tree Snakes

Dipsadoboa is a genus of snakes in the family Colubridae.

Geographic range

The genus Dipsadoboa is endemic to Africa.[1]

The following 12 species are recognized as being valid.[2]

Dipsadoboa aulica (Günther, 1864)
Dipsadoboa brevirostris (Sternfeld, 1908)
Dipsadoboa duchesnii (Boulenger, 1901)
Dipsadoboa flavida (Broadley & R. Stevens, 1971)
Dipsadoboa kageleri (Uthmöller, 1939)
Dipsadoboa montisilva Branch, Conradie, & Tolley, 2019
Dipsadoboa shrevei (Loveridge, 1932)
Dipsadoboa underwoodi Rasmussen, 1993
Dipsadoboa unicolor Günther, 1858
Dipsadoboa viridis (W. Peters, 1869)
Dipsadoboa weileri (Lindholm, 1905)
Dipsadoboa werneri (Boulenger, 1897)

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

Branch, Bill (2004). Field Guide to Snakes and other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Third Revised edition, Second impression. Sanibel Island, Florida: Ralph Curtis Books. 399 pp. ISBN 0-88359-042-5. (Genus Dipsadoboa, p. 98).

Genus Dipsadoboa at The Reptile Database

Further reading

Günther A (1858). Catalogue of Colubrine Snakes in the Collection of the British Museum. London: Trustees of the British Museum. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xvi + 281 pp. (Dipsadoboa, new genus, p. 182).


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