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Achalinus hainanus HUANG, 1975

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Higher TaxaXenodermidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesHainan Odd-scaled Snake 
SynonymAchalinus hainanus HUANG 1975
Achalinus hainanus — ZHAO 2006: 154
Achalinus hainanus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 5 
DistributionChina (Hainan)

Type locality: Chien Fung Ling, Hainan, elevation 800 m  
TypesHolotype: NZMC (also as IZAS) 1076, adult female; January 20, 1964; paratype, an adult female (IZAS No. 1016; January 16, 1964; from the same locality as the holotype). 
  • Hu S., Djao [Zhao] E., and Huang Z. 1975. Three new species of reptiles from Hainan Island, Guangdong Province (in Chinese with English abstract). Acta Zool. Sinica, Peking, 21(4): 379-384 (English translation by Akihiro Koshikawa 1982, Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv, Washington, 53: 1-9). - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] 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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