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Reptilia - Squamata - Colubridae
It was assigned to Colubridae by Lydekker (1888), Behler and King (1979), Szyndlar (1985), Bachmayer and Szyndlar (1985), Bachmayer and Szyndlar (1987) and Carroll (1988); and to Colubrinae by Holman (1985), Parmley and Holman (1995) and Parmley and Hunter (2010).
|Year||Name and author|
|1888||Elaphis Lydekker p. 251|
|1905||Elaphis boulei De Stefano|
|1979||Elaphe Behler and King|
|1985||Elaphe Bachmayer and Szyndlar p. 80|
|1985||Elaphe Szyndlar p. 448|
|1987||Elaphe Bachmayer and Szyndlar p. 26|
|1995||Elaphe Parmley and Holman p. 84|
|2010||Elaphe Parmley and Hunter p. 531|
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