Taxon profile

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Serpentes Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  order Squamata - lizards and snakes

Scientific synonyms



Cerastes cerastes - Desert Horned Viper

Cerastes cerastes - Desert Horned Viper

Author: Ivan Mikšík

Dolichophis caspius - Caspian whip snake

Dolichophis caspius - Caspian whip snake, male

Author: Jan Kubat

Morelia viridis - Green Tree Python

Morelia viridis - Green Tree Python

Author: Vladimír Motyčka

Included taxa

Number of records: 11

falanga Alethinophidia Nopcsa, 1923
falanga Scolecophidia Cope, 1864

Fossil taxa

family Dinilysiidae Romer, 1956 inc.sed.
Cretaceous: Upper Cretaceous
family Lapparentophiidae inc.sed.
Cretaceous: Lower Cretaceous
family Madtsoiidae Hoffstetter, 1961 inc.sed.
Cretaceous: Upper Cretaceous – Quaternary: Pleistocene
family Palaeophiidae Lydekker, 1888 inc.sed.
Cretaceous: Upper Cretaceous – Tertiary: Upper Eocene
family Simoliophiidae Nopsca, 1925 inc.sed.
genus Najash Apesteguía & Zaher, 2006 inc.sed.
genus Tetrapodophis Martill et al., 2015 inc.sed.
genus Xiaophis Xing, Caldwell, Chen, Nydam, Palci, Simões, McKellar, Lee, Liu, Shi, Wang & Bai, 2018 inc.sed.

Links and literature

Data source info

Uetz P.: EMBL Reptile Database
[Data retrieved on: 12 January 2008]

ITIS - Integrated Taxonomic Information System
[Data retrieved on: 11 April 2006]

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extinct taxon

inc.sed. incertae sedis - uncertain placement within this taxon