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Euprepiophis perlaceus (STEJNEGER, 1929)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Szechwan Rat Snake, Pearl-banded Rat Snake
G: Perlennatter
Chinese: 横斑锦蛇 
SynonymElaphe perlacea STEJNEGER 1929
Elaphe perlacea — SCHULZ 1996
Euprepiophis perlaceus — UTIGER et al. 2002
Elaphe perlacea — ZHAO 2006
Euprepiophis perlacea — CHEN et al. 2013
Euprepiophis perlaceus — CHEN et al. 2013
Euprepiophis perlacea — WALLACH et al. 2014: 292 
DistributionChina (W Sichuan, Shaanxi), elevation 2000-3370 m

Type locality: China: Sichuan, Yaan (Stejneger, 1929)  
TypesHolotype: USNM 76257 
  • Chen, Xin; Ke Jiang, Peng Guo, Song Huang, Dingqi Rao, Li Ding, Hirohiko Takeuchi, Jing Che, Yaping Zhang, Edward A. Myers, Frank T. Burbrink 2013. Assessing species boundaries and the phylogenetic position of the rare Szechwan ratsnake, Euprepiophis perlacea (Serpentes: Colubridae), using coalescent-based methods. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - get paper here
  • Mell,R. 1931. List of Chinese snakes. Lingnan Sci. Jour., Canton, 8 [1929]: 199-219.
  • Schulz, K. D. 1996. Eine Monographie der Schlangengattung Elaphe Fitzinger. Bushmaster, Berg (CH): 1-460
  • Schulz, K.-D. 1989. Die hinterasiatischen Kletternattern der Gattung Elaphe, Teil 16 Elaphe perlacea STEJNEGER 1929. Sauria 11 (2): 15-16 - get paper here
  • Schulz, Klaus-Dieter 1996. A monograph of the colubrid snakes of the genus Elaphe Fitzinger. Koeltz Scientific Books, 439 pp.
  • Stejneger,L. 1929. A snake from China. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 42: 129-130 - get paper here
  • Sylvia Hofmann 2021. New and highest record of the rare Szechwan ratsnake, Euprepiophis perlaceus (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Muge Co, Kangding, Garzê, China. ARPHA preprint - get paper here
  • Tang SY, Li CL, Li YL, Li BG. 2021. New records of the Endangered Szechwan Rat Snake, Euprepiophis perlaceus (Stejneger, 1929) (Squamata: Colubridae: Coronellini), from Shaanxi, China. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 15(2) [General Section]: 23–30 (e279) - 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
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Wang, Kai; Jinlong Ren, Hongman Chen, Zhitong Lyu, Xianguang Guo Ke Jiang, Jinmin Chen, Jiatang Li, Peng Guo, Yingyong Wang, Jing Che 2020. The updated checklists of amphibians and reptiles of China. Biodiversity Science 28 (2): 189-218 - 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.
  • Zhao, Ermi 1990. The validity of Elaphe perlacea, a rare endemic snake from Sichuan Province, China. Asiatic Herpetological Research 3: 101-103 - get paper here
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