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Opisthotropis  Günther, 1872
Taxonomic Serial No.: 700272

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
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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, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderSerpentes Linnaeus, 1758 – Snakes, cobra, serpente, serpents  
                               InfraorderAlethinophidia Nopcsa, 1923  
                                  FamilyColubridae Oppel, 1811 – Colubrids, Typical Snakes  
                                     SubfamilyNatricinae Bonaparte, 1838  
                                        GenusOpisthotropis Günther, 1872  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Opisthotropis alcalai Brown and Leviton, 1961 – Gary's Mountain Keelback 
                                           Species Opisthotropis andersonii (Boulenger, 1888) – Anderson's Mountain Keelback 
                                           Species Opisthotropis atra Günther, 1872  
                                           Species Opisthotropis balteata (Cope, 1895) – Hainan Mountain Keelback 
                                           Species Opisthotropis cheni Zhao, 1999  
                                           Species Opisthotropis cucae David, Cuong The Pham, T. Q. Nguyen and Zigler, 2011 – Cuc's Mountain Snake 
                                           Species Opisthotropis daovantieni Orlov, Darevsky and Murphy, 1998 – Tien's Mountain Stream Snake 
                                           Species Opisthotropis durandi Teynié, Lottier, David, T. Q. Nguyen and Vogel, 2014 – Durand's Mountain Stream Snake 
                                           Species Opisthotropis guangxiensis Zhao and Jiang, 1979 – Guangxi Mountain Keelback 
                                           Species Opisthotropis jacobi Angel and Bourret, 1933 – Chapa Mountain Keelback 
                                           Species Opisthotropis kikuzatoi (Okada and Takara, 1958) – Kikuzato's Stream Snake 
                                           Species Opisthotropis kuatunensis Pope, 1928 – Chinese Mountain Keelback 
                                           Species Opisthotropis lateralis Boulenger, 1903 – Tonkin Mountain Keelback 
                                           Species Opisthotropis latouchii (Boulenger, 1899) – Sichuan Mountain Keelback 
                                           Species Opisthotropis laui J.-H. Yang, Sung and B. P.-L. Chan, 2013 – Lau's Mountain Stream Snake 
                                           Species Opisthotropis maculosa Stuart and Chuaynkern, 2007 – Yellow-spotted Mountain Stream Snake, Yellow-spotted Mountain Keelback 
                                           Species Opisthotropis maxwelli Boulenger, 1914 – Maxwell's Mountain Keelback 
                                           Species Opisthotropis rugosa (Lidth de Jeude, 1890)  
                                           Species Opisthotropis shenzhenensis Y.-Y. Wang, Guo, Z.-Y. Liu, Lyu, J. Wang, Luo, Sun and Y.-W. Zhang, 2017 – Shenzhen Mountain Stream Snake 
                                           Species Opisthotropis spenceri M. A. Smith, 1918 – Smith's Mountain Keelback, Spencer's Stream Snake 
                                           Species Opisthotropis tamdaoensis Zielger, David and Thanh, 2008  
                                           Species Opisthotropis typica (Mocquard, 1890) – Olive Mountain Keelback 
                                           Species Opisthotropis zhaoermii J.-L. Ren, K. Wang, Ke Jiang, P. Guo and J.-T. Li, 2017 – Zhao's Mountain Stream Snake 

  Expert: Peter Uetz  
  Notes: Associate Professor, CSBC   
  Reference for: Opisthotropis    
  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: Opisthotropis   
  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: Opisthotropis   
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