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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: Toxicodryas
Species (4): T. adamanteus – T. blandingii – T. pulverulenta – T. vexator

Toxicodryas Hallowell, 1957

Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2021. Toxicodryas . The Reptile Database. Accessed on 27 June 2021.

Toxicodryas is a genus of rear-fanged venomous snakes in the family Colubridae.[1]

Geographic range

The genus Toxicodryas is endemic to Sub-Saharan Africa.[1]

Four species are recognized as being valid.[1]

Toxicodryas adamanteus Greenbaum et al., 2021
Toxicodryas blandingii (Hallowell, 1844)
Toxicodryas pulverulenta (Fischer, 1856)
Toxicodryas vexator Greenbaum et al., 2021

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

Genus Toxicodryas at The Reptile Database.

Further reading

Hallowell E (1857). "Notice of a collection of Reptiles from the Gaboon country, West Africa, recently presented to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, by Dr. Henry A. Ford". Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 9: 48–72. (Toxicodryas, new genus, p. 60).


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