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Atractaspis  A. Smith, 1849
Taxonomic Serial No.: 209551

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Stiletto Snakes [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  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, amphisbčnes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderSerpentes Linnaeus, 1758 – Snakes, cobra, serpente, serpents  
                               InfraorderAlethinophidia Nopcsa, 1923  
                                  FamilyLamprophiidae Fitzinger, 1843  
                                     SubfamilyAtractaspidinae Günther, 1858  
                                        GenusAtractaspis A. Smith, 1849 – Stiletto Snakes  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Atractaspis andersonii Boulenger, 1905 – Arabian Small-Scaled Burrowing Asp 
                                           Species Atractaspis aterrima Günther, 1863 – Slender Burrowing Asp, Mole Viper 
                                           Species Atractaspis battersbyi de Witte, 1959 – Battersby's Burrowing Asp, Battersby's Mole Viper 
                                           Species Atractaspis bibronii A. Smith, 1849 – Southern Burrowing Asp, Bibron's Burrowing Asp 
                                           Species Atractaspis boulengeri Mocquard, 1897 – Mole Viper 
                                           Species Atractaspis congica Peters, 1877 – Congo Stiletto Snake 
                                           Species Atractaspis corpulenta (Hallowell, 1854) – Mole Viper 
                                           Species Atractaspis dahomeyensis Bocage, 1887 – Mole Viper 
                                           Species Atractaspis duerdeni Gough, 1907 – Duerden's Asp, Beaked Burrowing Asp, Duerden's Burrowing Asp 
                                           Species Atractaspis engaddensis Haas, 1950 – Israeli Mole Viper 
                                           Species Atractaspis engdahli Lönnberg and Andersson, 1913 – Mole Viper 
                                           Species Atractaspis fallax Peters, 1867 – Peters' Burrowing Asp 
                                           Species Atractaspis irregularis (Reinhardt, 1843) – Variable Burrowing Asp 
                                           Species Atractaspis leucomelas Boulenger, 1895 – Ogaden Burrowing Asp 
                                           Species Atractaspis magrettii Scortecci, 1928 – Magretti's Burrowing Asp 
                                           Species Atractaspis microlepidota Günther, 1866 – Small-Scaled Burrowing Asp 
                                           Species Atractaspis micropholis Günther, 1872 – Sahelian Burrowing Asp 
                                           Species Atractaspis phillipsi Barbour, 1913 – Phillips' Burrowing Asp 
                                           Species Atractaspis reticulata Sjöstedt, 1896 – Mole Viper 
                                           Species Atractaspis scorteccii Parker, 1949 – Somali Burrowing Asp 
                                           Species Atractaspis watsoni Boulenger, 1908 – Watson's Burrowing Asp 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Atractaspis   
  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: Atractaspis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Greene, H. W.  
  Publication Date: 1997   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Snakes: The evolution of mystery in nature   
  Page(s): viii + 351   
  Publisher: University of California Press   
  Publication Place: Berkeley, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-520-20014-4   
  Reference for: Atractaspis   

 Geographic Information
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