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Colubroelaps nguyenvansangi ORLOV, KHARIN, ANANJEVA, THIEN TAO & QUANG TRUONG, 2009

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesEnglish: Nguyenvansang’s Snake.
Vietnamese: Ran nguyen van sang 
SynonymColubroelaps nguyenvansangi ORLOV, KHARIN, ANANJEVA, THIEN TAO & QUANG TRUONG 2009
Colubroelaps nguyenvansangi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 175 
DistributionVietnam (Lam Dong, Binh Phuoc)

Type locality: Loc Bac Forest Enterprise, Lam Dong Province, southern Vietnam (elevation 720 m, 11°47’07’’ N, 107° 36’ 14’’ E).  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: ZISP/IEBR 25682, female collected by Nguyen Van Sang in May 2003. 
CommentType species: Colubroelaps nguyenvansangi ORLOV et al. 2009 is the type species of the genus Colubroelaps ORLOV, KHARIN, ANANJEVA, NGUYEN & NGUYEN 2009. 
EtymologyEtymology (genus): Generic name is a combination of two Latinized Greek words: Coluber — type genus of Colubridae family (to which a new species is referred) and Elaps — type genus of Elapidae family, with a number of which members a new species has strong affinity. Grammatical genus masculine (genus masculinum).

Etymology. Species name nguyenvansangi is given after the name of a famous zoologist and outstanding expert in the field of study squamate reptiles of Vietnam, Dr. Nguyen Van Sang (IEBR, Hanoi), who collected the holotype and made many new country records for Vietnamese herpetofauna as well as described many new species. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Nguyen, Thomas Ziegler & Truong Quang; 2010. New discoveries of amphibians and reptiles from Vietnam. Bonn Zool. Bull. 57 (2): 137–147 - get paper here
  • Orlov, Nikolai L.; Vladimir E. Kharin, Natalia B. Ananjeva, Nguyen Thien Tao, and Nguyen Quang Truong 2009. A New Genus and Species of Colubrid Snake (Squamata, Ophidia, Colubridae) from South Vietnam (Lam Dong Province). Russ. J. Herpetol. 16 (3): 228-240 - 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.
 
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