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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: Spalerosophis
Species (6): S. arenarius – S. atriceps – S. diadema – S. dolichospilus – S. josephscorteccii – S. microlepis

Spalerosophis Jan, 1865

Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2021. Spalerosophis . The Reptile Database. Accessed on 4 November 2021.

Spalerosophis is a small genus of snakes in the family Colubridae.

Geographic range

Member species are found in a wide range throughout Southern Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa.

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

Spalerosophis arenarius (Boulenger, 1890) – red-spotted diadem snake, red-spotted royal snake
Spalerosophis atriceps (Fischer, 1885) – diadem snake, royal snake
Spalerosophis diadema (Schlegel, 1837) – diadem snake, royal snake
Spalerosophis dolichospilus (F. Werner, 1923) – Mograbin diadem snake, Werner's diadem snake
Spalerosophis josephscorteccii Lanza, 1964 – Scortecci's diadem snake[2]
Spalerosophis microlepis Jan, 1865 – Jan's diadem snake, zebra snake


Genus Spalerosophis 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. (Spalerosophis josephscorteccii, p. 240).

Further reading

Jan G (1865). "Prime linee d'una fauna della Persia occidentale ". pp. 342–357. In: De Filippi F (1865). Note di un viaggio in Persia. Milan: G. Daelli. 369 pp. (Spalerosophis, new genus, p. 356). (in Italian).


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