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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (www.repfocus.dk).
Latest update: December 31st, 2022.

Taxonomy of the family Lamprophiidae
Bibliography of the genus Phisalixella
Biodiversity of the family Lamprophiidae


Madagascar Banded Tree Snakes

Madagassische Gebänderte Baumnattern

Båndede Madagascar-træsnoge

1994 Phisalixella Domergue (type species: Heterurus arctifasciatus Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril 1854; syn. Domergue 1994)
Contents: 4 species, all of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Suggested classification:
Family Lamprophiidae, subfamily Pseudoxyrhophiinae (e.g., Zaher, Grazziotin, Cadle, Murphy, Moura-Leite & Bonatto 2009, by implication).
Remarks: Originally described as a subgenus of Stenophis (now a synonym of Lycodryas). Raised to genus level by Nagy, Glaw & Vences (2010).
Distribution: Madagascar.

Phisalixella arctifasciata

Black-naped Banded Tree Snake


Sortnakket Træsnog

1854 Heterurus arctifasciatus Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril
Dipsas arctifasciatus Boettger 1877
Stenophis arctifasciatus Boulenger 1896
Lycodryas arctifasciatus Guibe 1958
Phisalixella arctifasciata Nagy, Glaw & Vences 2010
1995 Stenophis jaosoloa Domergue (Vences, Glaw, Mercurio & Andreone 2004)

Distribution: Madagascar.

Phisalixella iarakaensis

Iaraka Banded Tree Snake



1995 Stenophis iarakaensis Domergue
Phisalixella iarakaensis Nagy, Glaw & Vences 2010

Distribution: Madagascar.

Phisalixella tulearensis

Western Banded Tree Snake

Westmadagassische Gebänderte Baumnatter

Vestmadagassisk Båndet Træsnog

1995 Stenophis tulearensis Domergue
Phisalixella tulearensis Nagy, Glaw & Vences 2010

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of variabilis (e.g., Vences, Glaw, Mercurio & Andreone 2004). Revalidated by Nagy, Glaw & Vences (2010).
Distribution: Madagascar.

Phisalixella variabilis

Northern Banded Tree Snake

Nordmadagassische Gebänderte Baumnatter

Nordmadagassisk Båndet Træsnog

1896 Lycodryas variabilis Boulenger
Stenophis variabilis Domergue 1995
Phisalixella variabilis Nagy, Glaw & Vences 2010

Remarks: Previously included tulearensis.
Distribution: Madagascar.