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Orthriophis taeniurus  (Cope, 1861)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1081838

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Elaphe taeniurus Cope, 1861
  Common Name(s): Beauty Snake [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderSerpentes Linnaeus, 1758 – Snakes, cobra, serpente, serpents  
                               InfraorderAlethinophidia Nopcsa, 1923  
                                  FamilyColubridae Oppel, 1811 – Colubrids, Typical Snakes  
                                     SubfamilyColubrinae Oppel, 1811  
                                        GenusOrthriophis Utiger, Helfenberger, Schätti, Schmidt, Ruf and Ziswiler, 2002  
                                           SpeciesOrthriophis taeniurus (Cope, 1861) – Beauty Snake  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Subspecies Orthriophis taeniurus callicyanous Schulz, 2010 – Blue Beauty Ratsnake 
                                              Subspecies Orthriophis taeniurus friesei (Werner, 1927) – Taiwan Beauty Snake 
                                              Subspecies Orthriophis taeniurus grabowskyi (Fischer, 1885)  
                                              Subspecies Orthriophis taeniurus helfenbergeri Schulz, 2010  
                                              Subspecies Orthriophis taeniurus mocquardi (Schulz, 1996)  
                                              Subspecies Orthriophis taeniurus ridleyi (Butler, 1899)  
                                              Subspecies Orthriophis taeniurus schmackeri (Boettger, 1895) – Sakishima Beauty Snake 
                                              Subspecies Orthriophis taeniurus taeniurus (Cope, 1861)  
                                              Subspecies Orthriophis taeniurus yunnanensis (Anderson, 1879)  

  Expert: Peter Uetz  
  Notes: Associate Professor, CSBC   
  Reference for: Orthriophis taeniurus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Reptile Database (2017), website (version 24-Dec-16)  
  Acquired: 2017   
  Notes: Uetz, P. & Jirí Hosek (eds.), The Reptile Database, (   
  Reference for: Orthriophis taeniurus, Beauty Snake [English]   
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 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
    Southern Asia  






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