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Leioheterodon (Malagasy hognose snake)

Reptilia - Squamata - Colubridae

Taxonomy
Leioheterodon was named by Boulenger (1893) [spelled Lioheterodon by Boulenger and falsely attributed to Duméril and Bibron 1854, who used the spelling Leioheterodon in the vernacular; see G. S. Myers 1950]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Colubridae by Burney et al. (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1893Leioheterodon Boulenger p. 268
2008Leioheterodon Burney et al. p. 19

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
RankNameAuthor
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Lepidosauromorpha(Benton 1983)
superorderLepidosauria()
orderSquamata
suborderOphidia(Latreille 1804)
Serpentes()
infraorderAlethinophidia
Macrostomata
superfamilyBooideaGray 1825
Caenophidia
superfamilyColubroidea
familyColubridae
genusLeioheterodonBoulenger 1893

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available