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Elaphe bimaculata SCHMIDT, 1925

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Chinese Leopard Snake
G: Chinesische Leopardnatter od. Zweifleckennatter 
SynonymElaphe bimaculata SCHMIDT 1925
Elaphe dimaculata — MELL 1931 [1929] (in error)
Elaphe bimaculata — SCHULZ 1996
Elaphe bimaculata — UTIGER et al. 2002
Elaphe bimaculata — MATTISON 2007: 184 
DistributionC 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:
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: AMNH 
CommentCan 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. 
References
  • Diekmann, M. & Weyers, A. 2006. Haltung und Nachzucht der chinesischen Dione-Natter (Elaphe dione). Reptilia (Münster) 11 (58): 64-71 - get paper here
  • Glass, Bryan P. 1946. A collection of reptiles from Hunan and Anhwei provinces, China. Copeia 1946 (4): 249-252 - get paper here
  • Helfenberger, Notker 2001. Phylogenetic relationship of Old World Ratsnakes based on visceral organ topography, osteology, and allozyme variation. Russ. J. Herpetol. (Suppl.): 1-56 - get paper here
  • Mattison, Chris 1997. Four small Eurasian rat snakes. Reptiles 5 (3): 24-29
  • Mattison, Chris 2007. The New Encyclopedia of Snakes. Princeton University Press
  • Schmidt, KARL P. 1925. New Chinese amphibians and reptiles. American Museum Novitates (175): 1-3. - get paper here
  • Schulz, K. D. 1996. Eine Monographie der Schlangengattung Elaphe Fitzinger. Bushmaster, Berg (CH): 1-460
  • Schulz, K.-D. 1986. Die hinterasiatischen Kletternattern der Gattung Elaphe, Teil 5 Elaphe bimaculata (SCHMIDT, 1925) Sauria 8 (2): 23-26 - get paper here
  • Schulz, Klaus-Dieter 1996. A monograph of the colubrid snakes of the genus Elaphe Fitzinger. Koeltz Scientific Books, 439 pp.
  • Treu, Bruno 2008. Amurnattern Elaphe schrenckii & Elaphe anomala. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, 64 pp. - get paper here
  • Utiger, Urs, Notker Helfenberger, Beat Schätti, Catherine Schmidt, Markus Ruf and Vincent Ziswiler 2002. Molecular systematics and phylogeny of Old World and New World ratsnakes, Elaphe Auct., and related genera (Reptilia, Squamata, Colubridae). Russ. J. Herpetol. 9 (2): 105-124. - get paper here
  • Wang, Y.Q.; Zhou, K.Y.; Xu, L.S.; Yang, G.; Xu, G.J. 1999. The Evolutionary Relationships of Several Colubrid Snakes Suggested by Sequence Analysis of Cyt b Gene Fragment. Acta Zoologica Sinica 45:332-338
  • ZHANG Li-Jia BAO Wei-Dong 2010. A New Record of Snake in Inner Mongolia: Elaphe bimaculata Nasendelger. Chinese Journal of Zoology 2010 - 3 - get paper here
  • Zhao,E. & Adler,K. 1993. Herpetology of China. SSAR, Oxford/Ohio, 1-522
 
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