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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: Thamnosophis
Species (6): T. epistibes – T. infrasignatus – T. lateralis – T. martae – T. mavotenda – T. stumpffi

Thamnosophis Jan, 1863: 79, 82

Type species: Leptophis lateralis Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854, by subsequent designation by Wall (1923).

Bibilava Glaw, Nagy, Franzen & Vences 2007: 292 [synonymized by Cadle & Ineich (2009: 285)]

Type species: Leptophis lateralis Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854, by original designation.
Primary references

Jan, G. 1863. Elenco Sistematico degli Ofidi Descritti e Disegnati per l’Iconographia Generale. A. Lombardi: Milan, Italy. vii + 143 pp. BHL
Glaw, F., Nagy, Z.T., Franzen, M. & Vences, M. 2007. Molecular phylogeny and systematics of the pseudoxyrhophiine snake genus Liopholidophis (Reptilia, Colubridae): evolution of its exceptional sexual dimorphism and descriptions of new taxa. Zoologica Scripta 36(4): 291–300. DOI: 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2007.00278.x Reference page.

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Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2021. November 2017 Thamnosophis 16 November 2017. The Reptile Database.

Thamnosophis is a genus of lamprophiid snakes found only on the island of Madagascar. As of 2014, six species were recognized.[1]


Thamnosophis epistibes (Cadle, 1996)
Thamnosophis infrasignatus (Günther, 1882)
Thamnosophis lateralis (A.M.C. Duméril, Bibron & A.H.A. Duméril, 1854) – lateral water snake
Thamnosophis martae (Glaw, Franzen & Vences, 2005)
Thamnosophis mavotenda Glaw, Nagy, J. Köhler, Franzen & Vences, 2009
Thamnosophis stumpffi (Boettger, 1881) – yellow-striped water snake

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

The specific name, martae, is in honor of Marta Puente Molins, who assisted the taxon authors in their fieldwork.[2]

Thamnosophis at the Reptile Database. Accessed 22 December 2014.

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. (Thamnosophis martae, p. 169; T. stumpffi, p. 257).

Further reading

Jan G (1863). Elenco Sistematico degli Ofidi descritti e disegnati per l'Iconografia Generale. Milan: A. Lombardi. 143 pp. (Thamnosophis, new genus, p. 82). (in Italian).


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