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Achalinus jinggangensis (ZONG & MA, 1983)

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Higher TaxaXenodermidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Zong's Odd-scaled Snake
Chinese: 井冈山脊蛇 
SynonymAchalinopsis jinggangensis ZONG & MA 1983
Achalinus jinggangensis OTA & TOYAMA 1989
Achalinus jinggangensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 5
Achalinus jinggangensis — GAO et al. 2022 
DistributionChina (Jiangxi, Hunan)

Type locality: "Dajing Village, Jinggangshan, Jiangxi, alt. 940m," [China].  
TypesHolotype: SNHM 82X118, a 460 mm female (17 Oct. 1982), Shanghai Natural History Museum 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • GAO, ZHIWEI; TIANYU QIAN, JIANPING JIANG, DEJIA HOU, XUEJIAN DENG & DAODE YANG. 2022. Species diversity and distribution of amphibians and reptiles in Hunan Province, China. Biodiversity Science 30 (2): 21290, 1–15 - get paper here
  • LI, K., WU, Y. Y., XU, R. Y., ZHU, F., REN, J. L., GUO, P., & DONG, B. J. 2021. A new species of the Achalinus rufescens complex (Xenodermidae: Achalinus) from Fujian Province, China. Zootaxa 5026 (2): 239-254 - get paper here
  • Ukuwela, K.D.B., de Silva, A., Sivaruban, A. et al. 2022. Diversity, distribution, and natural history of the marine snakes of Sri Lanka. Marine Biodiversity 52, 24 (2022) - 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.
  • Wang, Kai; Jinlong Ren, Hongman Chen, Zhitong Lyu, Xianguang Guo Ke Jiang, Jinmin Chen, Jiatang Li, Peng Guo, Yingyong Wang, Jing Che 2020. The updated checklists of amphibians and reptiles of China. Biodiversity Science 28 (2): 189-218 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • ZIEGLER, THOMAS; TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, CUONG THE PHAM, TAO THIEN NGUYEN, ANH VAN PHAM, MONA VAN SCHINGEN, THAM THI NGUYEN, MINH DUC LE 2019. Three new species of the snake genus Achalinus from Vietnam (Squamata: Xenodermatidae). Zootaxa 4590 (2): 249-269 - get paper here
  • Zong Y; Ma J 1983. A new species of the genus Achalinopsis from Jiangxi and the restoration of this genus [in Chinese]. Acta Herpetologica Sinica 2 (2): 61-63 - get paper here
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