Family: Colubrinae (colubrine Snakes)

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This is the largest subfamily in the Colubridae; of the world's nearly 100 genera, nine are native to southern Africa.

Genera native to southern Africa

Coluber

Represented by a single species, Coluber zebrinus (Kunene racer).

 

Crotaphopeltis (herald snakes)

Represented by two species

Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia (Red-lipped snake, Herald snake)

Dasypeltis (egg eaters)

 

Dispholidus (Boomslang)

Represented by just one species Dispholidus typus (Boomslang).

Dipsadoboa (cat-eyed tree snakes)

Represented by two species.

Dipsadoboa aulica (Marbled tree snake)

Meizodon (Semiornate snake)

Represented by a single species Meizodon semiornatus (Semiornate snake)

Philothamnus (green and bush snakes)

Represented by five species.

Philothamnus hoplogaster (Green water snake)

Prosymna (shovel snouts)

 

Prosymna stuhlmannii (East-african shovel snout)

Telescopus (tiger snakes)

Represented by three species

Telescopus beetzii (Beetz's tiger snake, Namib tiger snake)

Thelotornis (Twig or Vine snake)

One species: Thelotornis capensis (Vine snake, Twig snake)

Thelotornis capensis capensis (Southern vine or Twig snake, Bird snake)
 

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