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Deinagkistrodon acutus (GÜNTHER, 1888)

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Chinese Moccasin, Hundred-pace viper, five-pacer viper
G: Chinesischer Kupferkopf, Chinesische Nasenotter
Chinese: 尖吻蝮 
SynonymHalys acutus GÜNTHER 1888: 171
Ancistrodon acutus BOULENGER 1896
Agkistrodon acutus — POPE 1935
Ancistrodon acutus — SMITH 1943: 501
Calloselasma acutus — BURGER 1971
Deinagkistrodon acutus — GLOYD 1979
Agkistrodon acutus — HARDING & WELCH 1980
Deinagkistrodon acutus — WELCH 1994: 53
Deinagkistrodon acutus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 301
Deinagkistrodon acutus — NGUYEN et al. 2009
Deinagkistrodon acutus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 213 
DistributionC/S Taiwan, China (from Zhejiang and Fujian west to Guizhou and SE Sichuan; Hupeh, Hunan, Chekiang, Fukien, Kwangtung),
N Vietnam (Yen Bai etc.), Laos ?

Type locality: Wusueh, Hupeh, China  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.1.19.56-58 (3) 

Type species: Halys acutus GÜNTHER 1888: 171 is the type species of the genus Deinagkistrodon GLOYD 1979. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “acuere” = sharp, or “acutus” = sharpened, pointed, or “acumen” = tip, or “acus” = needle. 
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