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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Mizoram Ground Snake
G: Mizoram Bodennatter
Mizo: Lunghnuairul 
SynonymBlythia hmuifang VOGEL, LALREMSANGA & VANLALHRIMA 2017 
DistributionIndia (Mizoram)

Type locality: Hmuifang Community forest, Aizawl District, Mizoram, India, 23°27'13.5"N; 92°45'09.5"E, elevation 1,442 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: MZMU 714, male, collected by H.T. Lalremsanga and Zodinliana Fanai on 14th April 2015. Paratypes (n=3). MZMU 715, female, the same locality as the holotype, 23o47'52.7"N; 92o 43'40.8"E, elevation 1,458 m asl, collected by Mr. R. Lalthlengliana on 22nd April 2015; MZMU 716 (male) and MZMU 717 (female), both collected by C. Siamkima near Lungkawlh village, Serchhip district, Mizoram, India on 4th and 8th April 2016, respectively. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A species of the genus Blythia characterized by the combination of: (1) 114–117 ventrals; (2) 18– 21 subcaudals; (3) a long tail in females (TaL/TL 0.109–0.116); (4) light upper labials with dark upper margins (5) venter bright orange-red or cream in life. 
CommentSympatry: Blythia reticulata, Trimeresurus popeiorum Smith, T. erythrurus (Cantor), Pareas monticola (Cantor), Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor), Boiga ochracea (Theobald) and Rhabdophis subminiatus (Schlegel). 
EtymologyThe new species is named in honour of the people of the Hmuifang village who have gone to great lengths to preserve their natural landscape. 
  • LALRONUNGA, SAMUEL; C. LALRINCHHANA, VANRAMLIANA VANRAMLIANA, ABHIJIT DAS, DAVID J. GOWER, V. DEEPAK 2020. A multilocus molecular perspective on the systematics of the poorly known Northeast Indian colubrid snakes Blythia reticulata (Blyth, 1854), B. hmuifang Vogel, Lalremsanga & Vanlalhrima, 2017, and Hebius xenura (Wall, 1907). Zootaxa 4768 (2): 193–200 - get paper here
  • MALSAWMDAWNGLIANA, K. LALDINLIANA; GABRIEL C. LALMUANPUIA & LALNEIHTLUANGI. 2022. Predation of a Mizoram Ground Snake, Blythia hmuifang (Serpentes: Colubridae: Natricinae), by a Common Mock Viper, Psammodynastes pulverulentus (Serpentes: Lamprophiidae). Reptiles & Amphibians 29(1): 1–1. - get paper here
  • VOGEL, GERNOT; HMAR TLAWMTE LALREMSANGA, VANLALHRIMA VANLALHRIMA 2017. A second species of the genus Blythia Theobald, 1868 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Mizoram, India. Zootaxa 4276 (4): 569–581 - get paper here
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