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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: Natricinae
Genus: Herpetoreas
Species (5): H. burbrinki – H. pealii – H. platyceps – H. sieboldii – H. xenura

Herpetoreas Günther, 1860: 156

Type species: Herpetoreas sieboldii Günther, 1860, by monotypy.

Primary references

Günther, A. 1860. Contribution to the knowledge of the reptiles of the Himalaya mountains. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 28(1): 148–175. BHL Reference page.

Additional references

Guo, G., Zhu, F., Liu, Q., Zhang, L., Li, J.X., Huang, Y.Y. & Pyron, R.A. 2014. A taxonomic revision of the Asian keelback snakes, genus Amphiesma (Serpentes: Colubridae: Natricinae), with description of a new species. Zootaxa 3873(4): 425–440. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3873.4.5 Reference page.
Lalronunga, S., Lalrinchhana, C., Das, A., Gower, D.J. & Deepak, V. 2020. A multilocus molecular perspective on the systematics of the poorly known Northeast Indian colubrid snakes Blythia reticulata (Blyth, 1854), B. hmuifang Vogel, Lalremsanga & Vanlalhrima, 2017, and Hebius xenura (Wall, 1907). Zootaxa 4768(2): 193–200. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4768.2.2 Paywall Reference page.
Das, A., Gower, D.J. & Deepak, V. 2020. Lost and found: rediscovery and systematics of the Northeast Indian snake Hebius pealii (Sclater, 1891). Vertebrate Zoology 70(3): 305–318. DOI: 10.26049/VZ70-3-2020-04 Open access Reference page.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2021. Herpetoreas . The Reptile Database. Accessed on 3 October 2020.

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