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Snakes (Serpentes)

   Genera


Alluaudina
Madagascar Keeled Snakes


Amblyodipsas
Purple-glossed Snakes & Quill-snouted Snakes


Amplorhinus
Many-spotted Snake


Aparallactus
African Centipede Eaters


Atractaspis
Stiletto Snakes


Boaedon
Afro-Arabian House Snakes


Bothrolycus
Black Loreal-pitted Snake


Bothrophthalmus
Red-and-Black Striped Snakes


Brachyophis
Somali Short Snakes


Brygophis
Fiherenana White-spotted Snake


Buhoma
African Forest Snakes


Chamaelycus
African Banded Snakes


Chilorhinophis
Black-and-Yellow Burrowing Snakes


Compsophis
Madagascar Big-headed Snakes


Cyclocorus
Triangle-spotted Snakes


Dendrolycus
Central African Banded Snake


Dipsina
Dwarf Beaked Snake


Ditypophis
Socotra Night Snake


Dromicodryas
Madagascar Striped Snakes


Dromophis
Olympic Snakes


Duberria
African Slug Eaters


Elapotinus
White-collared Forest Snake


Gonionotophis
Lesser File Snakes


Gracililima
Black File Snake


Hemirhagerrhis
Bark Snakes


Heteroliodon
Madagascar Dwarf Snakes


Hologerrhum
Philippine Cylindrical Snakes


Homoroselaps
African Harlequin Snakes


Hormonotus
Yellow Forest Snake


Hypoptophis
Wedge-snouted Burrowing Snake


Inyoka
Swazi Rock Snake


Ithycyphus
Madagascar Night Snakes


Kladirostratus
Eastern Striped Beaked Snake


Lamprophis
SubSaharan House Snakes


Langaha
Madagascar Leaf-nosed Snakes


Leioheterodon
Madagascar Hognose Snakes


Limaformosa
Venus File Snakes


Liophidium
Madagascar Smooth Snakes


Liopholidophis
Madagascar Smooth Water Snakes


Lycodonomorphus
Southern African Water Snakes


Lycodryas
Madagascar-Comoran Tree Snakes


Lycophidion
African Wolf Snakes


Macrelaps
Natal Black Snake


Madagascarophis
Madagascar Cat Snakes


Malpolon
Montpellier Snakes


Mehelya
Greater File Snakes


Micrelaps
Afro-Asian Black-headed Snakes


Micropisthodon
Chevron-necked Snake


Mimophis
Madagascar Sand Snakes


Montaspis
Cream-spotted Mountain Snake


Myersophis
Luzon Alpine Snake


Oxyrhabdium
Philippine Burrowing Snakes


Pararhadinaea
Black-bellied Burrowing Snake


Parastenophis
Betsileo White-banded Tree Snake


Phisalixella
Madagascar Banded Tree Snakes


Polemon
African Snake Eaters


Prosymna
Shovel-snout Snakes


Psammodynastes
Asian Mock Vipers


Psammophis
Old World Sand Snakes and Grass Snakes


Psammophylax
Skaapstekers


Pseudaspis
African Mole Snake


Pseudoboodon
Ethiopian Labial-pitted Snakes


Pseudoxyrhopus
Madagascar Ground Snakes


Pythonodipsas
Western Keeled Snake


Rhamphiophis
Beaked Snakes


Thamnosophis
Madagascar Thicket Water Snakes



Biodiversity of the family Lamprophiidae Bibliography of the family Lamprophiidae

Lamprophiidae
House Snakes, etc.
Hausschlangen u.a.     Hussnoge m.fl.




Contents:
  329 species of which 132 (40.1%) are endemic - 65 genera of which 26 (40.0%) are endemic (as of December 31st, 2018).

Remarks: Previously regarded as part of the family Colubridae (e.g., Smith 1943; Loveridge 1957; Guibe 1958; Broadley 1983; Leviton, Anderson, Adler & Minton 1992; Chippaux 2001; Zug, Vitt & Caldwell 2001). Some authors (e.g., Zaher, Grazziotin, Cadle, Murphy, Moura-Leite & Bonatto 2009; Zug, Vitt & Caldwell 2001; Meng & al. 2016) recognize a further division of the family with as many as six additional families proposed: Atractaspididae, Aparallactidae, Prosymnidae, Psammophiidae, Pseudoxyrhophiidae, Pseudaspididae. Whether all or some of these proposed families will eventually become generally accepted or not remains to be seen. For conservative reasons, these groups are provisionally retained as part of a wider defined family Lamprophiidae, following several recent works (e.g., # Vidal, Delmas & Hedges 2007; # Pyron, Burbrink, Colli, Nieto-Montes de Oca, Vitt, Kuczynski & Wiens 2011; # Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014).

Distribution:  Africa, S. Europe, Middle East, Asia, Malay Archipelago.

Reported from:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoro Islands, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Croatia, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.