The Subfamily Boodontinae is a member of the Family Colubridae. Here is the complete "parentage" of Boodontinae:
- Domain: Eukaryota
Whittaker & Margulis,1978 - eukaryotes
- Kingdom: Animalia
C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
- Subkingdom: Bilateria
(Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983 - bilaterians
- Branch: Deuterostomia
Grobben, 1908 - Deuterostomes
- Infrakingdom: Chordonia
(Haeckel, 1874) Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Phylum: Chordata
Bateson, 1885 - Chordates
- Subphylum: Vertebrata
Cuvier, 1812 - Vertebrates
- Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
auct. - Jawed Vertebrates
- Superclass: Tetrapoda Goodrich, 1930 - Tetrapods
- Infraphylum: Gnathostomata auct. - Jawed Vertebrates
- Subphylum: Vertebrata Cuvier, 1812 - Vertebrates
- Phylum: Chordata Bateson, 1885 - Chordates
- Infrakingdom: Chordonia (Haeckel, 1874) Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Branch: Deuterostomia Grobben, 1908 - Deuterostomes
- Subkingdom: Bilateria (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983 - bilaterians
- Kingdom: Animalia C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
The Subfamily Boodontinae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Genus (21): Bothrolycus · Bothrophthalmus · Buhoma · Chamaelycus · Dendrolycus · Dipsina · Dromophis · Duberria · Gonionotophis · Grayia · Hormonotus · Lamprophis · Lycodonomorphus · Lycophidion · Macroprotodon · Mehelya · Montaspis · Pseudaspis · Pseudoboodon · Pythonodipsas · Scaphiophis
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 129 species and subspecies in the Subfamily Boodontinae.
Bothrolycus is a of colubrid snakes that contains only a single species: Günther's Black Snake (Bothrolycus ater). [more]
Bothrophthalmus is a of colubrid snakes containing a single species, Bothrophthalmus lineatus, more commonly known as the Red-Black Striped Snake. There are two recognized subspecies: [more]
Chamaelycus is a of colubrid snakes commonly referred to as
Dendrolycus is a of colubrid snake which contains one species - the Cameroon Rainforest Snake (Dendrolycus elapoides). [more]
Dipsina is a of colubrid snake that contains one species: the Dwarf Beaked Snake, also known as the Western Beaked Snake - Dipsina multimaculata [more]
Dromophis is a of colubrid snakes. There are two commonly accepted species in the genus Dromophis: [more]
Gonionotophis is a of colubrid snakes also known as the African Ground Snakes. There are 3 commonly accepted species in the genus: [more]
Grayia is the name of two genera: [more]
Hormonotus is a of colubrid snakes. There is only one commonly accepted species in the genus: Uganda House Snake (Hormonotus modestus) [more]
Lamprophis is a of colubrid snakes commonly referred to as African house snakes. They are small, non-venomous snakes, usually brown in color but display a range of variation from red, orange, green to black. They also exhibit a wide variety of pattern variation even within single species, they may be spotted, striped, or solid colored. House snakes are sexually dimorphic, the females grow significantly larger, to approximately 120 cm, some specimens have been recorded over 150cm, the males which only grow to approximately 75 cm.
Several color variants of L.capensis are known in captivity including T+ & T-Albino, Annerythristic, Hypo, Ilumo (Green) & Piebald.
Albino variants of L. aurora have been found.
An albino L. fuliginosus has been found in Tanzania & is now owned by Donald Schultz of www.mfezi.com
Macroprotodon is a genus of in the Colubridae family. It contains the following species: [more]
At least 4 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Scaphiophis.
More info about the Genus Scaphiophis may be found here.
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