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Platyceps  Blyth, 1860
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1081429

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2017   

 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  
                                        GenusPlatyceps Blyth, 1860  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Platyceps afarensis Schätti and Ineich, 2004  
                                           Species Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976) – Sharma's Racer 
                                           Species Platyceps brevis (Boulenger, 1895) – Somali Racer, Short Racer 
                                           Species Platyceps collaris (Müller, 1878)  
                                           Species Platyceps elegantissimus (Günther, 1878) – Elegant Racer 
                                           Species Platyceps florulentus (Geoffroy de St-Hilaire, 1827) – Flowered Racer, Geoffroys' Racer 
                                           Species Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862) – Graceful Racer 
                                           Species Platyceps insulanus (Mertens, 1965) – Sarso Island Racer 
                                           Species Platyceps karelini (Brandt, 1838) – Spotted Desert Racer 
                                           Species Platyceps ladacensis (Anderson, 1871) – Braid Snake, Jan's Cliff Racer 
                                           Species Platyceps largeni (Schätti, 2001) – Dahlak Racer 
                                           Species Platyceps messanai (Schätti and Lanza, 1989) – Schätti's Racer 
                                           Species Platyceps najadum (Eichwald, 1831) – Slender Whip Snake, Dahl's Whip Snake 
                                           Species Platyceps noeli Schätti, Tillack and Kucharzewski, 2014  
                                           Species Platyceps rhodorachis (Jan, 1865) – Common Cliff Racer, Jan's Cliff Racer, Desert Racer, Wadi Racer 
                                           Species Platyceps rogersi (Anderson, 1893) – Rogers' Racer 
                                           Species Platyceps scortecci (Lanza, 1963)  
                                           Species Platyceps sinai (Schmidt and Marx, 1956) – Sinai Racer 
                                           Species Platyceps sindhensis Schätti, Tillack and Kucharzewski, 2014  
                                           Species Platyceps somalicus (Boulenger, 1896) – Ogaden Racer 
                                           Species Platyceps taylori (Parker, 1949) – Taylor's Racer 
                                           Species Platyceps tessellata (Werner, 1910)  
                                           Species Platyceps thomasi (Parker, 1931) – Thomas' Semi-banded Racer 
                                           Species Platyceps variabilis (Boulenger, 1905) – Variable Snake 
                                           Species Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834) – Hardwicke's Rat Snake, Glossy-bellied Racer 

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wallach, Van, Kenneth L. Williams, and Jeff Bundy  
  Publication Date: 2014   
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  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Snakes of the World: a Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species   
  Page(s): 1209   
  Publisher: CRC Press   
  Publication Place: Boca Raton, Florida, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-4822-08474   
  Reference for: Platyceps   

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