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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: Homalopsoidea

Familia: Homalopsidae
Genus: Myron
Species (3): M. karnsi – M. resetari – M. richardsonii

Myron Gray, 1849: 70

Type species: Myron richardsonii Gray, 1849, by subsequent monotypy.

Primary references

Gray, J.E. 1849. Catalogue of the specimens of snakes in the collection of the British Museum. Edward Newman: London. i–xv + 1–125. BHL Reference page.

Additional references

Murphy, J.C. 2011. The Nomenclature and Systematics of some Australasian Homalopsid Snakes (Squamata: Serpentes: Homalopsidae). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 59(2): 229–236. Full article (PDF). Reference page.
Murphy, J.C. & Voris, H.K. 2014. A Checklist and Key to the Homalopsid Snakes (Reptilia, Squamata, Serpentes), with the Description of New Genera. Fieldiana: Life and Earth Sciences 8: 1–43. Reference page.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2021. Myron . The Reptile Database. Accessed on 24 November 2018.

Myron is a genus of snakes in the family Homalopsidae.[1] They are commonly known as 'mangrove snakes'.

Geographic range

Snakes of the genus Myron are found in Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.[1]

Myron karnsi Murphy, 2011
Myron resetari Murphy, 2011
Myron richardsonii Gray, 1849


Genus Myron at The Reptile Database.

Further reading

Gray JE (1849). Catalogue of the Specimens of Snakes in the British Museum. London: Trustees of the British Museum. (Edward Newman, printer). xv + 125 pp. (Myron, new genus, p. 70; M. richardsonii, new species, p. 70).


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