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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: Emmochliophis
Species: E. fugleri – E. miops


Emmochliophis is a genus of snakes in the family Colubridae. The genus is endemic to Ecuador.

The genus Emmochliophis contains two species which are considered valid.[1]

Emmochliophis fugleri Fritts & H.M. Smith, 1969
A single specimen was found in the Rio Manduriacu reserve during an amphibian and reptile survey in 2019. Only the second to be found, the first was in 1965 from lowland, humid semi-deciduous forests of the Ecuadorian Chocó, in the south of Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas province.[2][3]
Emmochliophis miops (Boulenger, 1898)

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

The specific name, fugleri, is in honor of American biologist Charles M. Fugler (1929–1999).[4]

Genus Emmochliophis at The Reptile Database
"Shadow snake rediscovered in Ecuador's rainforest". New Scientist. No. 3324. 6 March 2021. p. 17.
"Pinchinda Snake". IUCN Red List. Retrieved 12 March 2021.

Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Emmochliophis fugleri, p. 95).

Further reading

Boulenger GA (1898). "An Account of the Reptiles and Batrachians collected by Mr. W. F. H. Rosenberg in Western Ecuador". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1898: 107-126 + Plates X-XVIII. (Synophis miops, new species, p. 115 + Plate XII, figure 1).
Freiberg M (1982). Snakes of South America. Hong Kong: T.F.H. Publications. 189 pp. ISBN 0-87666-912-7. (Genus Emmochliophis, p. 98).
Fritts TH, Smith HM (1969). "A New Genus and Species of Snake from Western Ecuador". Transactions of the Kansas Acadademy of Science 72 (1): 60–66. (Emmocliophis, new genus; E. fugleri, new species).

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