This snake is now in the genus Myrrophis. Kumar et al (2012) removed it from the genus Enhydris based on a molecular investigation and erected the genus Myrrophis for this species and its sister species, M. bennettii.
- Kumar, A. B., K. L. Sanders, S. George, J.C .Murphy. 2012, The status of Eurostus dussumierii and Hypsirhina chinensis (Reptilia, Squamata, Serpentes): with comments on the origin of salt tolerance in homalopsid snakes. Systematics and Biodiversity 10:479-489.
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