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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: Pseudoxenodontinae
Genus: Pseudoxenodon
Species: P. bambusicola – P. baramensis – P. inornatus – P. karlschmidti – P. macrops – P. stejnegeri

Vernacular names
English: Bamboo Snakes

Pseudoxenodon is a genus of snakes of the subfamily Pseudoxenodontinae.[1]


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

Pseudoxenodon bambusicola T. Vogt, 1922
Pseudoxenodon baramensis (M.A. Smith, 1921)
Pseudoxenodon inornatus (F. Boie, 1827)
Pseudoxenodon karlschmidti Pope, 1928
Pseudoxenodon macrops (Blyth, 1855)
Pseudoxenodon stejnegeri Barbour, 1908

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

The specific names, karlschmidti and stejnegeri, are in honor of American herpetologists Karl Patterson Schmidt and Leonhard Stejneger, respectively.[2]

Genus Pseudoxenodon at The Reptile Database.

Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Pseudoxenodon karlschmidtii, p. 138; Pseudoxenodon stejnegeri, pp. 252-253).

Further reading

Boulenger GA (1890). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. London: Secretary of State for India in Council. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xviii + 541 pp. (Pseudoxenodon, new genus, p. 340).
Boulenger GA (1893). Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume I., Containing the Families ... Colubridæ Aglyphæ, part. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiii + 448 pp. + Plates I-XXVIII. (Genus Pseudoxenodon, p. 270).
Smith MA (1943). The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-region. Reptilia and Amphibia. Vol. III.—Serpentes. London: Secretary of State for India. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 583 pp. (Genus Pseudoxenodon, p. 311).


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