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Atractaspididae  Günther, 1858
Taxonomic Serial No.: 563895

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
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  Common Name(s): African Burrowing Asps [English]
 
    Stiletto Snakes [English]
 
       
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  Current Standing: valid  
       
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbčnes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderSerpentes Linnaeus, 1758 – Snakes, cobra, serpente, serpents  
                               InfraorderAlethinophidia Nopcsa, 1923  
                                  FamilyAtractaspididae Günther, 1858 – African Burrowing Asps, Stiletto Snakes  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Genus Amblyodipsas Peters, 1857  
                                     Genus Aparallactus A. Smith, 1849  
                                     Genus Atractaspis A. Smith, 1849 – Stiletto Snakes 
                                     Genus Brachyophis Mocquard, 1888  
                                     Genus Chilorhinophis Werner, 1907  
                                     Genus Elapotinus Jan, 1862  
                                     Genus Hypoptophis Boulenger, 1896  
                                     Genus Macrelaps Boulenger, 1896  
                                     Genus Micrelaps Boettger, 1880  
                                     Genus Poecilopholis Boulenger, 1903  
                                     Genus Polemon Jan, 1858  
                                     Genus Xenocalamus Günther, 1868  
       

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  Source: Snake Species of the World, vol. undetermined, manuscript (version 2004)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Notes: Working manuscript of follow-up volumes to McDiarmid et al. (1999), "Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1"   
  Reference for: Atractaspididae   
       
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