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Achalinus rufescens BOULENGER, 1888

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Higher TaxaXenodermidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesBoulenger's Odd-scaled Snake 
SynonymAchalinus rufescens BOULENGER 1888
Achalinus rufescens — BOULENGER 1893: 308
Achalinus meridianus SMITH 1923
Stoliczkaia kwangsiensis FAN 1931
Achalinus meridianus — MELL 1931 [1929]
Achalinus rufescens — SMITH 1943: 126
Achalinus rufescens — ZIEGLER 2002: 215
Achalinus rufescens — NGUYEN et al. 2009
Achalinus rufescens — WALLACH et al. 2014: 5 
DistributionN Vietnam, Hong Kong,
China (Hainan, westward to Guizhou; Shaanxi; Guangdong, Fujian)

Type locality: Hongkong, China.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.12.37 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1888. Description of two new snakes from Hongkong, and note on the dentition of Hydrophis viperina. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 2: 43-44 - get paper here
  • Fang R; Wang T 1983. Three new records of snakes from Shaanxi. Acta Herpetologica Sinica 2 (2): 75-76. - get paper here
  • Günther,A. 1889. Third contribution to ourknowledge of reptiles and fishes from the Upper Yangtsze-Kiang. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 4 (21): 218-229 - get paper here
  • Hecht, Vera L.; Cuong T. Pham, Tao T. Nguyen, Truong Q. Nguyen, Michael Bonkowski & Thomas Ziegler 2013. First report on the herpetofauna of Tay Yen Tu Nature Reserve, northeastern Vietnam. Biodiversity Journal 4 (4): 507–552
  • Mell,R. 1931. List of Chinese snakes. Lingnan Sci. Jour., Canton, 8 [1929]: 199-219.
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
  • 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, T. 2002. Die Amphibien und Reptilien eines Tieflandfeuchtwald-Schutzgebietes in Vietnam. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 342 pp. - get paper here
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