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Stenophis
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Stenophis is a genus of Madagascan arboreal snakes, part of the family Lamprophiidae. Species of Stenophis typically have large heads relative to their body size, and their bodies are elongated and often thin.[1] The genus includes both viviparous and oviparous species.[2] They usually have prolate pupils.

Taxonomy

Stenophis was previously considered to be part of the genus Lycodryas until the mid-1990s.[1]

A phylogenetic analysis in 2008 found that the genus is polyphyletic,[3] and a 2010 study proposed three monophyletic genera of the snakes currently in Stenophis and Lycodryas: Lycodryas (with Stenophis as a junior synonym), Phisalixella, and Parastenophis.[4]

Species

Known species of Stenophis include:[1]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a different genus.

References

  1. ^ a b c Vences, Miguel; Glaw, Frank; Mercurio, Vincenzo; Andreone, Franco. "Review of the Malagasy tree snakes of the genus Stenophis (Colubridae)". Salamandra, Rheinbach, 30.06.2004, 40 (2): 161-179. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Herpetologie und Terrarienkunde e.V.
  2. ^ Vitt, Laurie J.; Caldwell, Janalee P. (2009). Herpetology (3 ed.). Academic Press. p. 526. ISBN 0-12-374346-X..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  3. ^ Vidal, Nicolas; Branch, William R.; Pauwels, Olivier S.G.; Hedges, S. Blair; Broadley, Donald G.; Wink, Michael; Cruad, Corinne; Joger, Ulrich; Nagy, Zoltan Tamas. (2008). "Dissecting the major African snake radiation: a molecular phylogeny of the Lamprophiidae Fitzinger (Serpentes, Caenophidia)". Zootaxa. Magnolia Press. 1945: 51–66. ISSN 1175-5334.
  4. ^ Nagy ZT, Glaw F, Vences M (2010). "Systematics of the snake genera Stenophis and Lycodryas from Madagascar and the Comoros". Zoologica Scripta. 39: 426–435. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2010.00435.x.

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Stenophis: Brief Summary
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Stenophis is a genus of Madagascan arboreal snakes, part of the family Lamprophiidae. Species of Stenophis typically have large heads relative to their body size, and their bodies are elongated and often thin. The genus includes both viviparous and oviparous species. They usually have prolate pupils.

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