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Achalinus werneri VAN DENBURGH, 1912

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Higher TaxaXenodermidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesAmami odd-scaled snake 
SynonymAchalinus werneri VAN DENBURGH 1912: 8
Achalinus loochoensis THOMPSON
Achalinus werneri — OTA 2000
Achalinus spinalis werneri
Achalinus werneri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 6 

Type locality: Nase, Amani O-shima, Loo Choo Islands, Japan [werneri].  
TypesHolotype: CAS 22064 
CommentSynonymy fide A. Hagedorn and R. Goris (pers. comm.) 
EtymologyProbably named after Franz Werner (1867-1939), Austrian zoologist. This species is classified as “near threatened” in Japan (Ota 2000). 
  • Beolens, ; Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Goris, R.C. & Maeda, N. 2004. Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Japan. Krieger, Malabar, 285 pp.
  • Mori,M. 1982. Japans Schlangen, Vols. 1-3 (80, 102, 123 pp.). Tokyo (Igaku-Shoin Ltd.) [bilingual edition in German and Japanese]
  • Moriguchi H; Naito S 1979. A new locality record of Achalinus spinalis werneri from Tokuno-shima. Japanese Journal of Herpetology 8 (1): 36.
  • Ota, H. 2000. Current status of the threatened amphibians and reptiles of Japan. Popul. Ecol. 42: 5-9
  • Van Denburgh, J. 1912. Advance diagnoses of new reptiles and amphibians from the Loo Choo Islands and Formosa. Privately published by author, San Francisco. 8 pages.
  • 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.
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