Opheodrys vernalis

Opheodrys vernalis

Taxonavigation

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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
Cladus: Unidentata, Episquamata
Cladus: Toxicofera
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Colubrinae
Genus: Opheodrys
Species: Opheodrys vernalis
Subspecies (3): O. v. blanchardi – O. v. borealis – O. v. vernalis

Name

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Opheodrys vernalis (Harlan, 1827)

  • Holotype: ANSP. [lost fide Grobman (1941: 10)]
  • Type locality: “Inhabits Pennsylvania and New Jersey”.

Combinations

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  • Coluber vernalis Harlan, 1827: 361 [original combination]
  • Chlorosoma vernalisBaird & Girard, 1853: 108 [subsequent combination]
  • Herpetodryas vernalisHallowell, 1856: 243 [subsequent combination]
  • Cyclophis vernalisGünther, 1858: 119 [subsequent combination]
  • Liopeltis vernalisCope, 1860: 560 [subsequent combination]
  • Contia vernalisBoulenger, 1894: 258 [subsequent combination]
  • Opheodrys vernalisSchmidt & Necker, 1936: 63 [subsequent combination]
  • Liochlorophis vernalisOldham & Smith, 1991: 208 [subsequent combination]

References

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Primary references

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Additional references

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  • Stebbins, R.C. 1985. A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians. 2nd ed. Houghton Mifflin: Boston.
  • Crother, B.I. 2000. Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding. Herpetogical Circular No. 29: 1–82.
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Vernacular names

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English: Smooth Green Snake
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