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Atheris  Cope, 1862
Taxonomic Serial No.: 634419

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Adenorhinos Marx and Rabb, 1965
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  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, amphisbčnes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderSerpentes Linnaeus, 1758 – Snakes, cobra, serpente, serpents  
                               InfraorderAlethinophidia Nopcsa, 1923  
                                  FamilyViperidae Oppel, 1811 – Pit Vipers, Vipers  
                                     SubfamilyViperinae Oppel, 1811  
                                        GenusAtheris Cope, 1862  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Atheris acuminata Broadley, 1998 – Acuminate Bush Viper 
                                           Species Atheris anisolepis Mocquard, 1887 – Mayombe Bush-Viper 
                                           Species Atheris barbouri Loveridge, 1930 – Uzungwe Mountain Bush Viper 
                                           Species Atheris broadleyi Lawson, 1999  
                                           Species Atheris ceratophora Werner, 1896  
                                           Species Atheris chlorechis (Pel, 1851)  
                                           Species Atheris desaixi Ashe, 1968 – Ashe's Bush Viper 
                                           Species Atheris hirsuta Ernst and Rödel, 2002  
                                           Species Atheris hispida Laurent, 1955 – African Hairy Bush Viper 
                                           Species Atheris katangensis de Witte, 1953 – Katanga Mountain Bush Viper 
                                           Species Atheris mabuensis Branch and Bayliss, 2009  
                                           Species Atheris matildae Menegon, Davenport and Howell, 2011 – Matilda's Horned Viper 
                                           Species Atheris nitschei Tornier, 1902 – Great Lakes Bush Viper 
                                           Species Atheris rungweensis Bogert, 1940 – Mt. Rungwe Bush Viper 
                                           Species Atheris squamigera (Hallowell, 1854) – Variable Bush Viper, African Bush Viper, Rough-scaled Bush Viper 
                                           Species Atheris subocularis Fischer, 1888  

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Atheris    
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  Author(s)/Editor(s): McDiarmid, Roy W., Jonathan A. Campbell, and T'Shaka A. Touré  
  Publication Date: 1999   
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  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1   
  Page(s): xi + 511   
  Publisher: The Herpetologists' League   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-893777-01-4, 1-893777-00-6  
  Reference for: Atheris   

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