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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: Hierophis
Species (3): H. cypriensis – H. gemonensis – H. viridiflavus

Hierophis Fitzinger in Bonaparte, 1834

Bonaparte, 1834: Iconogr. Fauna Ital., 2, sign. 38
Fitzinger 1843, Syst. Rept., 26.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2021. Hierophis . The Reptile Database. Accessed on 7 July 2021.

Vernacular names
English: Whip Snakes

Hierophis is a genus of snake in the family Colubridae. It contains the following species:

Balkan whip snake (Hierophis gemonensis)
Cyprus whip snake (Hierophis cypriensis)
Green whip snake (Hierophis viridiflavus)


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