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Achalinus meiguensis HU & ZHAO, 1966

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Higher TaxaXenodermidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesSzechwan Odd-scaled Snake 
SynonymAchalinus meiguensis HU & ZHAO 1966
Achalinus meiguensis — GUO et al. 1999
Achalinus meiguensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 5 
DistributionChina (W Sichuan, Yunnan), elevation 1200-1400 m.

Type locality: Liang He Kou, Meigu Co., Sichuan Prov.; 2520 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: CIB 639101, Female; Coll. X. Y Tang; 5. 22, 1963. 
CommentNot listed, at least as such, in the Zoological Record of 1966. 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
  • Gao Z 1991. Discovery of Achalinus meiguensis in Anxian County, Sichuan [in Chinese]. Sichuan Journal of Zoology 10 (1): 33. - get paper here
  • Guo, P., F. J. Zhang, and Y. Y. Chen. 1999. Catalogue of type specimens of reptiles in the Herpetological Collections of Chengdu Institute of Biology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Asiatic Herpetological Research 8: 43~47 - get paper here
  • Hu, Shu-QIN & Zhao, Ermi 1966. Three new species of reptiles from Szechwan (in Chinese with English abstract). Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, Peking, 3 (2): 158-164
  • Inger R F; Zhao E; Bradley Shaffer H; Guanfu Wu 1990. Report on a collection of amphibians and reptiles from Sichuan, China. Fieldiana: Zoology (No. 58) : i-iii, 1-24 - get paper here
  • Kou Z., Wang X. 2003. A new record of snake, Achalinus meiguensis in Yunnan Province. Sichuan Journal of Zoology 22(4): 263- 267
  • 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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