Elaphe bimaculata SCHMIDT, 1925
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Elaphe bimaculata?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Chinese Leopard Snake|
G: Chinesische Leopardnatter od. Zweifleckennatter
|Synonym||Elaphe bimaculata SCHMIDT 1925|
Elaphe dimaculata — MELL 1931  (in error)
Elaphe bimaculata — SCHULZ 1996
Elaphe bimaculata — UTIGER et al. 2002
Elaphe bimaculata — MATTISON 2007: 184
|Distribution||C China (from E Sichuan to Jiangsu, north to Hebei; Chekiang, Anhwei, Jiangxi), Inner Mongolia|
Type locality: China: Ningkwo, Anhwei (= Anhui) Province (Schmidt, 1925) Map legend:
- 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.
|Comment||Can be confused with Elaphe dione and the latter is occasionally sold as E. bimaculata in the pet trade. E. bimaculata has a V- or U-shaped pattern on its head while E. dione has a W-shaped pattern.|