Thrasops

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Thrasops
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Thrasops occidentalis
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Colubrinae
Genus: Thrasops
Hallowell, 1857

Thrasops is a genus of snakes in the family Colubridae. The genus is endemic to Africa. [1]

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Species

Nota bene : A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Thrasops.

Etymologies

The generic name, Thrasops, is from Greek Θρασος (Thrasos) meaning "bold" and ῶφ (ops) meaning "eye". [2]

The specific name, jacksonii, is in honor of English ornithologist Frederick John Jackson. [3]

The specific name, schmidti, is in honor of American herpetologist Karl Patterson Schmidt. [3]

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References

  1. Genus Thrasops at The Reptile Database.
  2. Hallowell (1857).
  3. 1 2 Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN   978-1-4214-0135-5. ("Thrasops jacksoni [sic]", p. 132; T. schmidti, p. 236).

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