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Orthriophis
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Scientific classification
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
SuborderSerpentes
FamilyColubridae
SubfamilyColubrinae
GenusOrthriophis
Utiger et al., 2002

Orthriophis is a genus of four ratsnakes that were formerly assigned to Elaphe. Based on DNA evidence Utiger et al. elected to create this genus in 2002.[1] The name derives from the Greek orthros for dawn and ophis for snake, referring to the snakes high level of activity in the early morning.

Species include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. [1] Molecular Systemics and Phylogeny of Old and New World Ratsnakes
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