Plagiopholis

Plagiopholis is a genus of snakes in the family Colubridae.[1][2]

Plagiopholis
Plagiopholis styani Boulenger.jpg
Plagiopholis styani
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Pseudoxenodontinae
Genus: Plagiopholis
Boulenger, 1893

General FactsEdit

The species of this genus are found in Southeast Asia, China and Taiwan.[3][4][5][6][7][8] The snakes of this genus are a mountainous genus that can be found in grasses and bushes. They feed primarily on earthworms, frogs, and arthropods (Zhao 2006). All species are oviparous, meaning they use internal fertilization to lay eggs.[9] Plagiopholis species can be distinguished from other geneses in the subfamily, Pseudoxenodontinae by their lower midbody scale count, entire anal plate, and smaller size (O'Shea, 2018).

List of speciesEdit

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Plagiopholis.

Original publicationEdit

  • Boulenger GA (1893). Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume I., Containing the Families ... Colubridæ Aglyphæ, part. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiii + 448 pp. + Plates I-XXVIII. (Plagiopholis, new genus, p. 301).([1]).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Plagiopholis ". uBIO. Retrieved 29 April 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Plagiopholis ". Animal Diversity Web. Retrieved 29 April 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Wallach, Van; Williams, Kenneth L.; Boundy, Jeff. (2014). Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press. pp. 562–563 (of 1, 237 pp.). ISBN 9781482208474.
  4. ^ a b "Plagiopholis blakewayi ". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 29 April 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b "Plagiopholis delacouri ". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 29 April 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b "Plagiopholis nuchalis ". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 29 April 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ a b "Plagiopholis styani ". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 29 April 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Plagiopholis unipostocularis ". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 29 April 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ (The Reptile Database)

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  1. ^ 9. Zhong, G. H., De Chen, W., Liu, Q., Zhu, F., PENG, P., & Guo, P. (2015). Valid or not? Yunnan mountain snake Plagiopholis unipostocularis (Serpentes: Colubridae: Pseudoxenodontinae). Zootaxa, 4020(2), 390-396.
  2. ^ 10. O'Shea, M. (2018). The Book of Snakes: A life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world. University of Chicago Press.