Genus: Psammophylax (skaapstekers or grass snakes)

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

There are twenty species in this genus; southern Africa is home to three species.

Species native to southern Africa

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

 

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

Psammophylax tritaeniatus (Striped skaapsteker, striped or Three-lined grass snake, White-bellied grass-snake)

 

 

Psammophylax variabilis (Grey-bellied Grass snake)

 

 
 

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