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Achalinus ater BOURRET, 1937

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Higher TaxaXenodermidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBourret's Odd-scaled Snake 
SynonymAchalinus niger BOURRET 1935
Achalinus ater BOURRET 1937 (nom. subst. pro Achalinus niger)
Achalinus ater — SANG et al. 2009
Achalinus ater — WALLACH et al. 2014: 5 
DistributionN Vietnam,
China (Guizhou, Guangxi)

Type locality: Tam Dao, N Vietnam Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 
CommentAchalinus niger Bourret, 1935 is preoccupied by Achalinus niger Maki, 1931. 
EtymologyNamed after its color, Latin “ater, atra, atrum” = dark or black. 
References
  • Bourret,R. 1937. Notes herpétologiques sur l’indochine française. XV. Lézards et serpents reçu au laboratoire des Sciences Naturelles de l’Université au cours de l’année 1937. Descriptions de deux espèces et de deux variétés nouvelles. Bulletin Générale de l’Instruction Publique 5. Gouvernement Généneral de l’Indochine, pp. 57-82
  • Hu Shu-ch'in, Zhao Ermi, & Liu Ch'eng-chao 1973. [A survey of amphibians & reptiles in Kweichow Province, including a herpetofaunal analysis]. Acta Zool. Sinica 19(2): 149-181. - get paper here
  • Li D 1989. A survey of reptiles in Leigongshan area. In: Matsui, M., Hikida, T. & Goris, R.C. [Eds]. Current Herpetology in East Asia. Proceedings of the Second Japan-China Herpetological Symposium Kyoto, July 1988. Herpetological Society of Japan, Kyoto, Japan: i-ix, 1-521 [269-275]
  • Orlov, N. L., R. W. Murphy & T. J. Papenfuss 2000. List of snakes of Tam-Dao mountain ridge (Tonkin, Vietnam). Russ. J. Herpetol. 7 (1): 69-80. - get paper here
  • Sang, Nguyen Van; Ho Thu Cuc, Nguyen, Quang Truong 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Zhao, E.M. 2006. The snakes of China [in Chinese]. Hefei, China, Anhui Sience & Technology Publ. House, Vol. I, 372 pp., Vol. II (color plates), 280 pp.
 
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