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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: Cyclocoridae
Genus: Hologerrhum
Species (2): H. dermali – H. philippinum

Hologerrhum Guenther, 1858
Primary references

Guenther 1858: Cat. Colubr. Snakes Brit. Mus., 186.

Hologerrhum is a genus of snakes in the family Lamprophiidae.[1]

Geographic range

The genus Hologerrhum is endemic to the Philippines.[1]

The genus Hologerrhum contains two species which are recognized as being valid.[1]

Hologerrhum dermali R.M. Brown, Leviton, Ferner & Sison, 2001
Hologerrhum philippinum Günther, 1858


The specific name, dermali, is in honor of American herpetologist Ronald Ian Crombie (born 1949) whose nickname is "Dermal".[2]

Genus Hologerrhum at The Reptile Database.

Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. ("Crombie", p. 62; "Dermal", p. 70).

Further reading

Günther A (1858). Catalogue of the Colubrine Snakes in the Collection of the British Museum. London: Trustees of the British Museum. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xvi + 281 pp. (Hologerrhum, new genus, p. 186; H. philippinum, new species, pp. 186–187).


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