Genus: Psammophis (whip snakes, sand racers)

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Deuterostomia > Chordata > Craniata > Vertebrata (vertebrates)  > Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates) > Teleostomi (teleost fish) > Osteichthyes (bony fish) > Class: Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fish) > Stegocephalia (terrestrial vertebrates) > Tetrapoda (four-legged vertebrates) > Reptiliomorpha > Amniota > Reptilia (reptiles) > Romeriida > Diapsida > Lepidosauromorpha > Lepidosauria > Squamata > Serpentes (snakes) > Family: Colubridae > Subfamily: Psammophinae

This genus consists of thirty two species of these southern Africa is home to thirteen.

Species native to southern Africa

Psammophis mossambicus (Olive whip snake)

 

 

Psammophis brevirostris (Short-snouted whip snake)

 

 

Psammophis leopardinus (Leopard whip snake)

 

 

Psammophis trigrammus (Western whip snake)

 

 

Psammophis notostictus (Karoo whip snake)

 

 

Psammophis leightoni (Cape whip snake)

 

 

Psammophis trinasalis (Kalahari sand snake)

 

 

Psammophis namibensis (Namib sand snake)

 

 

Psammophis jallae (Jalla's sand snake)

 

 

Psammophis subtaeniatus (Western stripe-bellied sand snake)

 

Psammophis subtaeniatus (Western stripe-bellied sand snake)

Psammophis orientalis (Eastern stripe-bellied sand snake)

 

 

Psammophis crucifer (Crossed whip snake)

 

 

Psammophis angolensis (Dwarf whip snake)

 

 
 

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