Subfamily: Psammophinae (sand snakes and relatives)

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Four genera are represented in southen Africa.

Genera native to southern Africa

Hemirhagerrhis

This genus consists of two species.

Hemirhageerrhis nototaenia (Eastern bark snake)

Rhamphiophis

This genus is represented by a single species Rhamphiophis rostratus (Rufous beaked snake).

Psammophis

This genus is represented by thirteen species.

Psammophis subtaeniatus (Western stripe-bellied sand snake)

Psammophylax (grass-snakes, skaapstekers)

This genus consists of three species.

Psammophylax rhombeatus (Spotted skaapsteker, Rhombic skaapsteker, Spotted grass snake)
 

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