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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: Natricinae
Genus: Smithophis
Species: S. atemporalis – S. bicolor – S. linearis

Smithophis Giri, Gower, Das, Lalremsanga, Lalronunga, Captain & Deepak, 2019: 245

Type species: Smithophis atemporalis Giri et al., 2019, by original designation.
Etymology: Named after Malcolm Arthur Smith.

Primary references

Giri, V.B., Gower, D.J., Das, A., Lalremsanga, H.T., Lalronunga, S., Captain, A. & Deepak, V. 2019. A new genus and species of natricine snake from northeast India. Zootaxa 4603(2): 241–264. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4603.2.2 Open access Reference page.

Additional references

Vogel, G., Chen, Z.-N., Deepak, V., Gower, D.J., Shi, J.-S., Ding, L. & Hou, M. 2020. A new species of the genus Smithophis (Squamata: Serpentes: Natricidae) from southwestern China and northeastern Myanmar. Zootaxa 4803(1): 51–74. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4803.1.3 Paywall Reference page.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2021. Smithophis . The Reptile Database. Accessed on 26 June 2020.

Smithophis is a genus of snakes in the subfamily Natricinae of the family Colubridae; the one species that was known prior to 2019 had been classified under the genus Rhabdops, but was removed in the process of erecting the new genus Smithophis.[1] The genus is endemic to Asia.
Species of Smithophis

The following species are recognized as being valid:[2]

Smithophis arunachalensis Das, Deepak, Captain, Wade & Gower, 2020[3]
Smithophis atemporalis Giri, Gower, Das, Lalremsanga, Lalronunga, Captain, & Deepak, 2019
Smithophis bicolor (Blyth, 1854) – brown trapezoid snake, two-colored forest snake
Smithophis linearis Vogel, Chen, Deepak, Gower, Shi, Ding, & Hou, 2020 – Jingpo mountain stream snake, lined smithophis

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

Deepak, V.; Captain, Ashok; Lalronunga, Samuel; Lalremsanga, H. T.; Das, Abhijit; Gower, David J.; Giri, Varad B. (2019-05-09). "A new genus and species of natricine snake from northeast India". Zootaxa. 4603 (2): 241–264. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4603.2.2. hdl:10141/622621. ISSN 1175-5334. PMID 31717226.
Genus Smithophis at The Reptile Database. The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
Das, Abhijit; Deepak, V.; Captain, Ashok; Wade, Edward O. Z.; Gower, David J. (2020-10-12). "Description of a new species of Smithophis Giri et al. 2019 (Serpentes: Colubridae: Natricinae) from Arunachal Pradesh, India". Zootaxa. 4860 (2): 267–283. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4860.2.8. ISSN 1175-5334.


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