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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: Pseudoxyrhophiidae
Subfamilia: Pseudoxyrhophiinae
Genus: Pseudoxyrhopus
Species: P. ambreensis – P. analabe – P. ankafinaensis – P. heterurus – P. imerinae – P. kely – P. microps – P. oblectator – P. quinquelineatus – P. sokosoko – P. tritaeniatus


Cadle, J.E., 1999: The dentition, systematics, and phylogeny of Pseudoxyrhopus and related genera from Madagascar (Serpentes: Colubridae), with descriptions of a new species and a new genus. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 155(8): 381–443.
Raxworthy, C.J. & R.A. Nussbaum, 1994: A review of the Madagascan snake genera Pseudoxyrhopus, Pararhadinaea, and Heteroliodon (Squamata: Colubridae). University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, Miscellaneous Publications 182 . Link to full article: [1].

Vernacular names
English: Brook Snakes

Pseudoxyrhopus is a genus of harmless lamprophiids found only on the island of Madagascar. Eleven species are currently recognized.[1]

Pseudoxyrhopus ambreensis Mocquard, 1895
Pseudoxyrhopus analabe Nussbaum, Andreone & Raxworthy, 1998
Pseudoxyrhopus ankafinaensis Raxworthy & Nussbaum, 1994
Pseudoxyrhopus heterurus (Jan, 1893) — Night Brook Snake
Pseudoxyrhopus imerinae (Günther, 1890) — Plateau Brook Snake
Pseudoxyrhopus kely Raxworthy & Nussbaum, 1994
Pseudoxyrhopus microps Günther, 1881 — Brown Brook Snake
Pseudoxyrhopus oblecator Cadle, 1999
Pseudoxyrhopus quinquelineatus (Günther, 1881) — Striped Brook Snake
Pseudoxyrhopus sokosoko Raxworthy & Nussbaum, 1994
Pseudoxyrhopus tritaeniatus Mocquard, 1894


Pseudoxyrhopus at the Reptile Database. Accessed 1 February 2014.


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