Amphiesma Duméril, Bibron, and Duméril, 1854

Guo, Peng, Zhu, Fei, Liu, Qin, Zhang, Liang, Li, Jian X., Huang, Yu Y. & Pyron, R. Alexander, 2014, A taxonomic revision of the Asian keelback snakes, genus Amphiesma (Serpentes: Colubridae: Natricinae), with description of a new species, Zootaxa 3873 (4), pp. 425-440 : 437

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3873.4.5

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:3B3F6C1E-BBD9-4ED3-91CC-4B89FBC9E348

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5123299

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F587CE-FFC1-106C-A98D-FCABCFE9CAF8

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scientific name

Amphiesma Duméril, Bibron, and Duméril, 1854
status

 

Amphiesma Duméril, Bibron, and Duméril, 1854

Type species: Coluber stolatus Linnaeus, 1758

Content. A. stolatus

Diagnosis. Solid-toothed non-venomous snakes with keeled scales on the body in 19 dorsal rows mid-body, anal usually divided, and all subcaudals divided. Everted hemipenis is Y shape with simple sulcus.

Notes. This is a restricted definition of this genus. Gender is neuter. This group may contain additional species here referred to Hebius , and likely presents a continuing problem with respect to Xenochrophis . Further taxonomic revision will likely be necessary in the future.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Colubridae