This snake is now in the genus Dieurostus. A molecular study (Kumar et al 2012) revealed it to be the sister of Myrrophis chinensis.
- 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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