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Oxyrhopus petolarius  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1082163

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Oxyrhopus petola (Linnaeus, 1758)
    Coluber petola Linnaeus, 1758
    Coluber petolarius Linnaeus, 1758
  Common Name(s): Forest Flame Snake [English]
    Culebra-encendida de Cálico [Spanish]
    Calico Snake [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          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  
                                     SubfamilyDipsadinae Bonaparte, 1838  
                                        GenusOxyrhopus Wagler, 1830  
                                           SpeciesOxyrhopus petolarius (Linnaeus, 1758) – Forest Flame Snake, Culebra-encendida de Cálico, Calico Snake  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Subspecies Oxyrhopus petolarius digitalis (Reuss, 1834)  
                                              Subspecies Oxyrhopus petolarius petolarius (Linnaeus, 1758)  
                                              Subspecies Oxyrhopus petolarius sebae A. M. C. Duméril, Bibron and A. H. A. Duméril, 1854  

  Expert: Peter Uetz  
  Notes: Associate Professor, CSBC   
  Reference for: Oxyrhopus petolarius    
  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: Oxyrhopus petolarius, Forest Flame Snake [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Savage, Jay M.  
  Publication Date: 2011   
  Article/Chapter Title: The correct species-group name for an Oxyrhopus (Squamata: Dipsadidae) variously called Coluber petalarius, C. pethola, C. petola, or C. petolarius by early authors   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, vol. 124, no. 3   
  Page(s): 223-225   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0006-324X   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Oxyrhopus petolarius   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Caribbean  
    Middle America  
    South America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Mexico, Native  






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