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Achalinus niger MAKI, 1931

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Higher TaxaXenodermidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
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]  
TypesHolotype: NSMT H2562 (formerly KIU) 
  • 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.
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