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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
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Colubrinae
Genus: Leptophis
Species: Leptophis coeruleodorsus

Leptophis coeruleodorsus Oliver, 1942

Holotype: AMNH 9022, ♂.
Type locality: “Trinidad, British West Indies”.


Leptophis coeruleodorsus Oliver, 1942: 4 [original combination]
Thalerophis richardi coeruleodorsus — Oliver, 1948: 228
Leptophis ahaetulla coeruleodorsus — ICZN, 1958: 270
Leptophis ahaetulla coeruleodorsus — Peters & Orejas-Miranda, 1970
Leptophis ahaetulla coeruleodorsus — Kornacker, 1997
Leptophis ahaetulla coeruleodorsus — Gorzula & Señaris, 1999

Primary references

Oliver, J. A. 1942. A check list of the snakes of the genus Leptophis, with descriptions of new forms. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 462: 19 pp. hdl: 2027.42/56901

Additional references

Kornacker, P.M. & Dederichs, U. 1997. Herpetologische Eindrücke einer Venezuelareise. Elaphe 5(3): 87–96.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2022. Leptophis coeruleodorsus. The Reptile Database. Accessed on 10 June 2022.
Murphy, J. & Rivas, G. 2019. IUCN: Leptophis coeruleodorsus (Least Concern). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T74875552A75171361. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T74875552A75171361.en. Accessed on 10 June 2022.

Vernacular names
English: Oliver's Parrot Snake


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