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Mimophis mahfalensis

Mimophis mahfalensis (Source)

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: Mimophis
Species: Mimophis mahfalensis

Mimophis mahfalensis Alfred Grandidier, 1867

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Mahafalynatter

Mimophis mahfalensis, also known as the common big-eyed snake,[3] is a species of snake in the family Lamprophiidae. It is endemic to Madagascar[1][2] and occurs in the central and southern parts of the island; the northern population has been split off as a separate species, Mimophis occultus.[2]

Two subspecies are recognized:[2]

Mimophis mahfalensis mahfalensis (Grandidier, 1867)
Mimophis mahfalensis madagascariensis Günther, 1868


Vences, M. (2011). "Mimophis mahfalensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2011: e.T172997A6955260. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-2.RLTS.T172997A6955260.en. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
Mimophis mahfalensis at the Reptile Database. Accessed 11 December 2018.
Rosa, Gonçalo M.; Castelo Branco, João; Couto, Henrique; Eusebio Bergò, Paolo; Andreone, Franco (2016). "Mimophis mahfalensis (common big-eyed snake) predation on Furcifer major (giant carpet chameleon) in Isalo, Madagascar". The Herpetological Bulletin (138): 40–41.


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