Fine Art

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata, Episquamata
Cladus: Toxicofera
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Colubrinae
Genus: Hapsidophrys
Species (3): H. lineatus – H. principis – H. smaragdina

Hapsidophrys Fischer, 1856: 110

Type species: Hapsidophrys lineatus Fischer, 1856, by subsequent designation by Loveridge (1957: 263).


Gastropyxis Cope, 1861: 558 [synonymized by Broadley (1966: 423)]
Type species: Dendrophis smaragdina Schlegel, 1837, by monotypy.

Primary references

Fischer, J.G. 1856. Neue Schlangen des Hamburgischen Naturhistorischen Museums. Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Naturwissenschaften 3: 79–116. BHL Reference page.
Cope, E.D. [1860] 1861. Catalogue of the Colubridae in the Museum of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Part 3. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 553–566. BHL Reference page.
Loveridge, A. 1957. Check list of the reptiles and amphibians of East Africa (Uganda; Kenya; Tanganyika; Zanzibar). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 117(2): 153–362 + xxxvi. BHL
Broadley, D.G. 1966. A review of the Natal Green Snake, Philothamnus natalensis (A. Smith), with a description of a new subspecies. Annals of the Natal Museum 18(2): 417–423. Reference page.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2023. Hapsidophrys . The Reptile Database. Accessed on 22 May 2018.

Vernacular names
English: Black-lined Green Snakes

Hapsidophrys is a genus of snakes of the family Colubridae.[1]

Hapsidophrys lineatus Fischer, 1856
Hapsidophrys principis (Boulenger, 1906)
Hapsidophrys smaragdinus (Schlegel, 1837)


Genus Hapsidophrys at The Reptile Database.

Biology Encyclopedia

Reptiles Images

Retrieved from ""
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

Home - Hellenica World