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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: Dipsadidae
Genus: Omoadiphas
Species (3): O. aurula – O. cannula – O. texiguatensis

Omoadiphas Köhler, Wilson & McCranie, 2001


Köhler, G.; Wilson, L.D.; McCranie, J.R. 2001: A new genus and species of colubrid snake from the Sierra de Omoa of northwestern Honduras (Reptilia, Squamata, Colubridae). Senckenbergiana biologica, 81 (1-2): 269–276.
McCranie, J.R. 2006: A description of the first male of the colubrid snake genus Omoadiphas, with an expanded definition of the genus. Caribbean journal of science, 42 (2): 267–269.
McCranie, J.R.; Castañeda, F.E. 2004: A new species of snake of the genus Omoadiphas (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae) from the Cordillera Nombre de Dios in northern Honduras. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 117 (3): 311–316.
McCranie, J.R.; Cruz Díaz, G.A. 2010: A third new species of snake of the genus Omoadiphas (Reptilia, Squamata, Colubridae, Dipsadinae) from Honduras. Zootaxa, 2690: 53–58. Preview

Omoadiphas is a genus of snakes in the family Colubridae. The genus is endemic to Honduras.
Species and geographic ranges

The following three species are recognized as being valid. Each is found in a different mountain range in a different department of Honduras.[1]

Omoadiphas aurula G. Köhler, Wilson & McCranie, 2001 – Sierra de Omoa, Cortés Department
Omoadiphas cannula McCranie & Cruz Díaz, 2010 – Sierra de Agalta, Olancho Department
Omoadiphas texiguatensis McCranie & Castañeda, 2004 – Cordillera Nombre de Dios, Yoro Department


Genus Omoadopsas at The Reptile Database

Further reading

Köhler G, Wilson LD, McCranie JR (2001). "A new genus and species of colubrid snake from the Sierra de Omoa of northwestern Honduras (Reptilia, Squamata)". Senckenbergiana biologica 81: 269–276. (Omoadiphas, new genus; O. aurula, new species).
McCranie JR (2015). "A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed". Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386.


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