Lamprophiidae (Lamprophiids)

Lower Classification

The family is classified into the following sub-families and genera which collectively list over 300 species:

Incertae

  • Buhoma
  • Psammodynastes

Cyclocorinae

  • Cyclocorus
  • Hologerrhum
  • Levitonius (Only recognized species: Waray dwarf burrowing snake)
  • Montaspis (Only recognized species: Cream-spotted mountain snake)
  • Oxyrhabdium

Atractaspidinae (Mole vipers/stiletto snakes/ burrowing asps)

  • Aparallactus (The centipede-eaters)
  • Amblyodipsas (Purple-glossed/glossy snakes)
  • Atractaspis (Burrowing vipers/stiletto snakes/side-stabbing snakes)
  • Chilorhinophis
  • Brachyophis (Only recognized species: Revoil’s short snake)
  • Hypoptophis (Only recognized species: Hypoptophis wilsonii)
  • Homoroselaps
  • Micrelaps
  • Macrelaps (Only recognized species: Natal black snake)
  • Polemon (The snake-eaters)
  • Xenocalamus (The quill-snouted snakes)

Lamprophiinae

  • Boaedon (The ‘brown’ house snakes)
  • Bothrolycus (Only recognized species: Günther’s black snake)
  • Bothrophthalmus (Only recognized species: Red-black striped snake)
  • Chamaelycus (Banded snakes)
  • Dendrolycus (Only recognized species: Cameroon rainforest snake)
  • Gonionotophis (African ground snakes/file snakes)
  • Gracililima (Only recognized species: Black file snake)
  • Hormonotus (Only recognized species: Uganda house snake)
  • Inyoka (Only recognized species: Swazi rock snake)
  • Lamprophis (African house snakes)
  • Limaformosa (File snakes)
  • Lycodonomorphus (African water snakes)
  • Lycophidion (Wolf snakes)
  • Mehelya (File snakes)
  • Pseudoboodon

Prosymninae

  • Prosymna

Psammophiinae

  • Dipsina (Only recognized species: Dwarf beaked snake)
  • Hemirhagerrhis
  • Kladirostratus (Branch’s beaked snakes)
  • Malpolon
  • Mimophis
  • Psammophis
  • Psammophylax
  • Rhamphiophis

Pseudaspidinae

  • Pseudaspis
  • Pythonodipsas

Pseudoxyrhophiinae

  • Alluaudina
  • Amplorhinus (Only recognized species: many-spotted snake)
  • Brygophis (Only recognized species: B. coulangesi)
  • Compsophis
  • Ditypophis
  • Dromicodryas
  • Duberria
  • Elapotinus (Only recognized species: Jan’s snake)
  • Heteroliodon
  • Ithycyphus
  • Langaha
  • Leioheterodon
  • Liophidium
  • Liopholidophis
  • Lycodryas
  • Madagascarophis (Malagasy cat-eyed snakes)
  • Micropisthodon (M. ochraceus)
  • Pararhadinaea (Only recognized species: Madagascar burrowing snake)
  • Parastenophis (P. betsileanus)
  • Phisalixella
  • Pseudoxyrhopus
  • Thamnosophis

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