Aspidura ceylonensis

TaxonavigationEdit

Taxonavigation: Colubroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Natricinae
Genus: Aspidura
Species: Aspidura ceylonensis

NameEdit

Syntypes (2): BMNH 1946.1.12.27, ♂, collected by R. Templeton between 1839–1851, and BMNH 1946.1.12.6, ♀, collected by H. Cuming beteen 1836–1840.

Type locality: “Ceylon”.

CombinationsEdit

  • Haplocercus ceylonensis Günther, 1858: 15 [original combination]
  • Aspidura ceylonensisPyron et al., 2013: 975 [subsequent combination]

ReferencesEdit

Primary referencesEdit

  • Günther, A. 1858. Catalogue of Colubrine snakes of the British Museum. Order of the Trustees: London. i–xvi + 281 pp. BHL

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Vernacular namesEdit

English: Ceylon Keelback