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Achalinus niger MAKI, 1931

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Higher TaxaXenodermidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBlack Odd-scaled Snake 
SynonymAchalinus niger MAKI 1931: 60
Achalinus niger — SHIE 2005
Achalinus niger — WALLACH et al. 2014: 5 
DistributionTaiwan (1000-3000 m elevation)

Type locality: “Mt. Arisan, Central Formosa" [= Mt. Ali, ext. S Nantou Co., cen. Taiwan, ca. 23°35'N, 120° 49’ E, ca. 2000 m elevation]  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: NSMT H2562 (formerly KIU) 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
Etymology 
References
  • Maki, M. 1931. Monograph of the Snakes of Japan. Dai-ichi Shobo, Tokyo. (1), 7, 240 pages (expanded edition 1933)
  • Seung Hoon, Cha 2012. Snake, the world most beautifull curve [in Korean]. Hownext, 304 pp. [ISBN 978-89-965656-7-3] - get paper here
  • Shie, Jia-Rung 2005. Phylogeography of Odd-scaled Snake Achalinus in Taiwan. Masters thesis, National Sun Yat-sen University, 53 pp.
  • Toriba, M. 1993. Present location of the type specimens described by Maki. The Snake 25: 71-72
  • 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.
  • 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
 
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