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Lamprophiidae is a family of snakes.[1]

Geographic range[edit]

These species can be found in Africa, Asia, America, and Europe.


Lamprophids were traditionally considered as members of the subfamily Lamprophiinae in the family Colubridae. The following classification is from Pyron et al., 2010.[2]

List of subfamilies and genera[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Dahms Tierleben.
  2. ^ Pyron RA, Burbrink FT, Colli GR, Montes de Oca AN, Vitt LJ, Kuczynski CA, Wiens JJ. 2010. The phylogeny of advanced snakes (Colubroidea), with discovery of a new subfamily and comparison of support methods for likelihood trees. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 58: 329–342. ([1])
  3. ^ a b c d e f g The Reptile Database.

Further reading[edit]

  • Fitzinger L. 1843. Systema Reptilium, Fasciculus Primus, Amblyglossae. Vienna: Braumüller & Seidel. 106 pp. + indices.([2]).
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