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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: Colubrinae
Genus: Simophis
Species (1): S. rhinostoma

Simophis Peters, 1860: 521 [conserved name]

Type species: Heterodon rhinostoma Schlegel, 1837, by monotypy.
Gender: masculine.
Placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology by Opinion 698 (1964: 101).

Primary references

Peters, W. 1860. Drei neue Schlangen des k. zoologischen Museums aus America und Bemerkungen über die generelle Unterscheidung von anderen bereits bekannten Arten. Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1860: 517–521. BHL
International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. 1964. Opinion 698. Lystrophis Cope 1885 (Reptilia): validated under the Plenary Powers. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 21(2): 101–103. BHL Reference page.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2021. Simophis . The Reptile Database. Accessed on 7 July 2021.

Simophis is a genus of snake in the family Colubridae that contains the sole species Simophis rhinostoma.[1] It is commonly known as the São Paulo false coral snake.

It is found in Brazil and Paraguay.[2]

Simophis at the Reptile Database. Accessed 21 December 2016.
Simophis rhinostoma at the Reptile Database. Accessed 21 December 2016.


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