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Cyclophiops multicinctus (ROUX, 1907)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesMany-banded Green Snake, North China Green Snake 
SynonymAblabes multicinctus ROUX 1907
Ablabes retrofasciatus ANGEL 1920 (fide SMITH 1943)
Zamenis moi SMITH 1921 (fide SMITH 1943)
Ablabes multicinctus bicolor ANGEL 1929 (fide SMITH 1943)
Liopeltis sinii FAN 1931
Liopeltis multicinctus — ANGEL & BOURRET 1933
Liopeltis major multicinctus — BOURRET 1936
Opheodrys multicinctus — SMITH 1943: 179
Eurypholis multicinctus — POPE 1936
Entechinus multicinctus — CUNDALL 1981
Liopeltis multicinctus — WELCH 1988
Entechinus multicinctus — WELCH 1988
Cyclophiops multicinctus — ZHAO & ADLER 1993
Cyclophiops multicinctus — ZIEGLER 2002: 224
Cyclophiops multicinctus — SANG et al. 2009
Cyclophiops multicinctus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 203 
DistributionChina (Hainan, Guangxi, S Yunnan, Guangdong),
Laos, Vietnam

Type locality: Tonkin, N Vietnam. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: unlocated (fide SANG et al. 2009), MHNN (Neuchâtel) 
CommentBehavior: diurnal. 
  • Bourret, R. 1936. Les Serpents de l'Indochine, vol. 2. Imprimerie Henri Basuyau & Cie, Toulouse.
  • Fan, TSANG-HOW. 1931. Preliminary report of reptiles from Yashan, Kwangsi, China. Bull. Dept. Biol. Coll. Sci. Sun Yatsen Univ., Canton, 11 (4): 1-154 - get paper here
  • Hecht, Vera L.; Cuong T. Pham, Tao T. Nguyen, Truong Q. Nguyen, Michael Bonkowski & Thomas Ziegler 2013. First report on the herpetofauna of Tay Yen Tu Nature Reserve, northeastern Vietnam. Biodiversity Journal 4 (4): 507–552
  • Roux, JEAN. 1907. Diagnosen neuer Reptilien aus Asien und Amerika. Zool. Anz. 31 (24): 762-765. - get paper here
  • Sang, Nguyen Van; Ho Thu Cuc, Nguyen, Quang Truong 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Schätti, B. 1985. Catalogue des types et des exemplaires figurés du Musée d’Histoire Naturelle de Neuchâtel - II. Ophidiens. Bibliotheques et Muses de la Ville de Neuchatel, 1985: 98-108.
  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
  • 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.
  • XIAO Zhi LI Zhen-Chang QING Ning 2010. Discovery of Cyclophiops multicinctus in Guangdong Province. Chinese J. Zool. - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Ziegler, T & Nguyen, QT 2015. Neues von den Forschungs- und Naturschutzprojekten in Vietnam und Laos Zeitschrift des Kölner Zoos 2015 (2): 79-
  • Ziegler, T. 2002. Die Amphibien und Reptilien eines Tieflandfeuchtwald-Schutzgebietes in Vietnam. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 342 pp. - get paper here
  • ZIEGLER, T., RAUHAUS, A., TRAN, T.D., PHAM, C.T., VAN SCHINGEN, M., DANG, P.H., LE, M.D. & NGUYEN, T.Q. 2015. Die Amphibien- und Reptilienfauna der Me-Linh-Biodiversitätsstation in Nordvietnam Sauria 37 (4): 11-44 - get paper here
  • ZIEGLER, THOMAS; RALF HENDRIX, VU NGOC THANH, MARTINA VOGT, BERNHARD FORSTER & DANG NGOC KIEN 2007. The diversity of a snake community in a karst forest ecosystem in the central Truong Son, Vietnam, with an identification key. Zootaxa 1493: 1-40 - get paper here
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