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Achalinus pingbianensis LI, YU, WU, LIAO, TANG, LIU & GUO, 2020

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Higher TaxaXenodermidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Pingbian odd-scaled snake
Chinese: 屏边脊蛇 (Ping Bian Ji She) 
SynonymAchalinus pingbianensis LI, YU, WU, LIAO, TANG, LIU & GUO 2020 
DistributionChina (SE Yunnan)

Type locality: Dawei Mountain Nature Reserve, Pingbian County (incorrectly given as N 103°42’01.02’’, E 22°55’02.78’’, but should be 22°55’02.78” N, 103°42’01.02” E), southeastern Yunnan Province, China, at an elevation of 1,968 m above sea level.  
TypesHolotype. YBU 18273, an adult male, collected by K. Li, M. Yu, L. H. Liao, and K. Tang at night on July 12, 2019. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A new species of Achalinus having the combination of (1) dorsal scales strongly keeled, 23 rows throughout; (2) tail relatively short, TaL/TL 24.3%; (3) length of suture between internasals subequal to that between prefrontals; (4) nasal divided into two sections by nasal cleft; (5) loreal fused with prefrontal, with the prefrontal extending towards the supralabials; (6) supralabials 7, the fifth and sixth widely in contact with eye; (7) infralabials 6, the first three touching the first pair of chin shields; (8) temporals 2+2+3 on right side and 2+2 on left side, the uppermost anterior temporal in contact with eye; (9) ventrals 164+2, subcaudals 56, arranged in single row; (10) anal entire; (11) uniform black, tinged weakly iridescent; (12) light black beneath (Li et al. 2020). 
CommentAbundance: only known from a single specimen (2023). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality, Dawei Mountain Nature Reserve, Pingbian County, Southeastern Yunnan, China. 
  • 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
  • LI, KE; MIN YU, YA-YONG WU, LIN-HONG LIAO, KUI TANG, QIN LIU, PENG GUO 2020. A new species of the genus Achalinus (Squamata: Xenodermatidae) from southeastern Yunnan Province, China. Zootaxa 4860 (1): 116–128 - get paper here
  • Wang K, Lyu ZT, Wang J, Qi S, Che J 2022. Updated Checklist and Zoogeographic Division of the Reptilian Fauna of Yunnan Province, China. Biodiversity Science 30 (4): 21326, 1–31 - get paper here
  • YANG, DIAN-CHENG; YU-HAO XU, JIA-XIANG WU, YAN-AN GONG, RU-YI HUANG, JUN XIANG, ZHENG-LIAN FENG, TIAN-QI HUANG, SONG HUANG 2023. A new species of the genus Achalinus (Squamata: Xenodermidae) from Nanning, Guangxi, China. Zootaxa 5319 (1): 389-402 - get paper here
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