Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Atractaspididae
Genus: Chilorhinophis
Werner, 1907
Common name: two-headed snakes.

Chilorhinophis is a genus of venomous snakes found in Africa. Currently, three species are recognized.[1]


Genus Chilorhinophis -- 3 species
Species[1] Taxon author[1] Subspecies*[1] Common name[2] Geographic range[2]
C. butleriT Werner, 1907 ———— Butler's two-headed snake Africa: Mongalla, South Sudan.
C. carpenteri (Parker, 1927) liwalensis Liwale two-headed snake Africa: Mozambique, southeastern Tanzania.
C. gerardi (Boulenger, 1913) tanganyikae Gerard's black and yellow burrowing snake Africa: southern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania.

*) Not including the nominate subspecies. T) Type species.

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