Boiga guangxiensis WEN, 1998
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Boiga guangxiensis?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Boiga guangxiensis WEN 1998|
Boiga guangxiensis — ZIEGLER et al. 2006
Boiga guangxiensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 104
|Distribution||China, Vietnam (Lao Cai [Coc San, Cao Bang [Nguyen Binh], Lang Son [Mau Son, Huu Lung], Thai Nguyen [Ky Phu], Vinh Phuc [Tam Dao], Bac Giang [Luc Nam], Quang Binh [Phong Nha-Ke Bang], Kon Tum [Kon Plong], Gia Lai [Tram Lap], Lam Dong [Da Teh], Tay Ninh [Tay Ninh] and Dong Nai [Bien Hoa], Dak Lak), Laos|
Type locality: Longgang Nature Reserve, Longzhou City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
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|Types||Holotype: Guangxi Medical University 82020|
|Comment||According to Orlov et al. (2003) very common in North Vietnam (“Tonkin and Annam mountains”), but rarer in South Vietnam.|
Characteristic features. One loreal, two postoculars, and 2-3 anterior and three posterior temporals; eight supralabials (3-5 in contact with the eye), 11-12 infralabials, and 21 (dorsally smooth) scales across the midbody; 265 ventral scales and 144 divided subcaudal scales; remarkable are the anal plate, that is entire but with a median fold, and 1-2 preoculars (on the left side, two preoculars are present; on the right side the suture between “both scales” is not complete), with uppermost reaching top of head, but not touching frontal [fide ZIEGLER et al. 2006].
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