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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: Elapoidea

Familia: Lamprophiidae
Genus: Pseudoboodon
Species (4): P. boehmei – P. gascae – P. lemniscatus – P. sandfordorum

Pseudoboodon Peracca, 1897: 1

Type species: Pseudoboodon gascae Peracca, 1897, by monotypy.

Primary references

Peracca, M.G. 1897. Intorno ad alcuni ofidii raccolti a Maldi (Eritrea) dal Capitano A. Gasca (In Italian). Bolletino dei Musei di Zoologia ed Anatomia Comparata della R. Università di Torino 12(273): 1–3. BHL Reference page.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2021. Pseudoboodon . The Reptile Database. Accessed on 31 December 2018.
Pseudoboodon – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).

Vernacular names
English: Ethiopian Labial-pitted Snake

Pseudoboodon is a genus of snakes in the family Lamprophiidae.[1] The genus is endemic to Africa.[1]

Four species are recognized as being valid.[1]

Pseudoboodon boehmei Rasmussen & Largen, 1992
Pseudoboodon gascae Peracca, 1897
Pseudoboodon lemniscatus (A.M.C. Duméril, Bibron & A.H.A. Duméril, 1854)
Pseudoboodon sandfordorum Spawls, 2004

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

Genus Pseudoboodon at The Reptile Database.

Further reading

Peracca MG (1897). "Intorno ad alcuni Ofidii raccolti a Maldi (Eritrea) dal capitano A. Gasca ". Bollettino dei Musei di Zoologia ed Anatomia comparata della R[egia]. Università di Torino 12 (273): 1-3. (Pseudoboodon, new genus, pp. 1–2; P. gascae, new species, pp. 2–3 + one unnumbered figure). (in Italian).


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