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Atretium yunnanensis ANDERSON, 1879

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesYunnan Olive Keelback 
SynonymAtretium schistosum var. yunnanensis ANDERSON 1879
Helicops schistosus var. andersonii WALL 1909
Helicops schistosus yunnanensis — MELL 1931 [1929]
Helicops yunnanensis — POPE 1935: 159
Atretium yunnanensis SMITH 1943: 320
Atretium yunnanensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 84 
DistributionChina (W Yunnan)

Type locality: from ‘Muangla and Hotha at elevations of 2,000 and 4,500 feet’ (Muangla = Lianghe, Yingjiang County; Hotha = Husa, Longchuan County; both in Yunnan Province, southern China). Map legend:
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TypesSyntypes: ZSI 4191–92, ZSI 4196 
CommentDistribution: Possibly also in Myanmar (MCDOWELL & JENNER 1988). 
  • Anderson, J. 1879. Reptilia and amphibia. In: Anatomical and Zoological Researches: Comprising an Account of the Zoological Results of the Two Expeditions to Western Yunnan in 1868 and 1875. Volume I. [pages 703-860, 969-975 index.]. Bernard Quarich, London, Vol. I: 705– 860,[1878] - get paper here
  • Anderson, JOHN 1879. Anatomical and Zoological Researches: Comprising an Account of the Zoological Results of the Two Expeditions to Western Yunnan in 1866 and 1875; and a Monograph of the Two Cetacean Genera Platanista and Orcella. Volume II. Atlas. Bernard Quaritch, London "1878".; Atlas: 85 plates [herpetological plates 55-78, 75A, 75B]). - get paper here
  • Mell,R. 1931. List of Chinese snakes. Lingnan Sci. Jour., Canton, 8 [1929]: 199-219.
  • Wall,F. 1909. Remarks on some little known Indian Ophidia. Records of the Indian Museum 3 (2): 145-150. - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. 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.
  • Zhao,E. & Adler,K. 1993. Herpetology of China. SSAR, Oxford/Ohio, 1-522
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