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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: Natricinae
Genus: Natriciteres
Species (6): N. bipostocularis – N. fuliginoides – N. olivacea – N. pembana – N. sylvatica – N. variegata

Natriciteres Loveridge, 1953

Type species: Coronella olivacea Peters, 1854, by original designation.
Additional references

Broadley, D.G. 1966. A review of the genus Natriciteres Loveridge (Serpentes: Colubridae). Arnoldia (Rhodesia) 2(35): 1–11. Reference page.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2022. Natriciteres . The Reptile Database. Accessed on 21 October 2018.

Vernacular names
English: Marsh Snakes

Natriciteres is a genus of snakes in the subfamily Natricinae of the family Colubridae. The genus is endemic to Sub-Saharan Africa.

The following six species are recognized as being valid.[1]

Natriciteres bipostocularis Broadley, 1962 – southwestern forest marsh snake
Natriciteres fuliginoides (Günther, 1858) – collared marsh snake
Natriciteres olivacea (W. Peters, 1854) – olive marsh snake
Natriciteres pembana (Loveridge, 1935) – variable marsh snake
Natriciteres sylvatica Broadley, 1966 – forest marsh snake
Natriciteres variegata (W. Peters, 1861) – variable marsh snake

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Natriciteres.

Genus Natriciteres at The Reptile Database.

Further reading

Loveridge A (1953). "Zoological Results of a Fifth Expedition to East Africa. III. Reptiles from Nyasaland and Tete". Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, in Cambridge 110 (3): 141-322 + Plates 1–5. (Natriciteres, new genus, pp. 248–250).


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