Colubroelaps nguyenvansangi ORLOV, KHARIN, ANANJEVA, THIEN TAO & QUANG TRUONG, 2009
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Colubroelaps nguyenvansangi?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||English: Nguyenvansang’s Snake.|
Vietnamese: Ran nguyen van sang
|Synonym||Colubroelaps nguyenvansangi ORLOV, KHARIN, ANANJEVA, THIEN TAO & QUANG TRUONG 2009|
Colubroelaps nguyenvansangi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 175
|Distribution||Vietnam (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).
|Types||Holotype: ZISP/IEBR 25682, female collected by Nguyen Van Sang in May 2003.|
|Comment||Type species: Colubroelaps nguyenvansangi ORLOV et al. 2009 is the type species of the genus Colubroelaps ORLOV, KHARIN, ANANJEVA, NGUYEN & NGUYEN 2009.|
|Etymology||Etymology (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.