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Garthius chaseni (SMITH, 1931)

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMount Kinabalu Pit Viper, Chasen’s mountain pitviper 
SynonymTrimeresurus chaseni SMITH 1931
Trimeresurus chaseni — MANTHEY 1983
Ovophis chaseni — WELCH 1994: 95
Ovophis chaseni — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 316
Garthius chaseni — MALHOTRA & THORPE 2004
Ovophis chaseni — GUMPRECHT et al. 2004
Garthius chaseni — DAS & YAAKOB 2007
Garthius chaseni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 299 
DistributionIndonesia (Borneo: Sabah), Malaysia (Sabah)

Type locality: Kiau, Mount Kinabalu, North Borneo, elevation 3000 ft  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: BMNH, paratype: ZRC 
CommentVenomous!

Type species: Trimeresurus chaseni SMITH 1931 is the type species of the genus Garthius MALHOTRA & THORPE 2004. 
References
  • Das, I. 2012. A Naturalist's Guide to the Snakes of South-East Asia: Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali. Oxford J, ohn Beaufoy Publishing - get paper here
  • Das, I. & Yaakob, N. 2007. Status of knowledge of the Malaysian herpetofauna. In Status of biological diversity in Malaysia & threat assessment of plant species in Malaysia. in: L. S. L. Chua, L. G. Kirton & L. G. Saw (eds.), Status of biological diversity in Malaysia & threat assessment of plant species in Malaysia. Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kepong, pp. 31-81
  • Gumprecht, A.; Tillack, F.; Orlov, N.L.; Captain, A. & Ryabow, S. 2004. Asian pitvipers. Geitje Books, Berlin, 368 pp.
  • Malhotra, Anita & Thorpe, Roger S. 2004. A phylogeny of four mitochondrial gene regions suggests a revised taxonomy for Asian pitvipers (Trimeresurus and Ovophis). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32: 83 –100 [erratum p. 680] - get paper here
  • Malkmus, R.; Manthey, U.; Vogel, G. Hoffmann, P. & Kosuch, J. 2002. Amphibians and reptiles of Mount Kinabalu (North Borneo). A.R.G. Ganther Verlag, Rugell, 404 pp.
  • Manthey,U. 1983. Exkursion am Mt. Kinabalu (4101 m), Nordborneo, Teil 3: Checkliste der Herpetofauna oberhalb 600 m ü. NN. Herpetofauna 5 (23): 20-31 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Smith, M.A. 1931. The herpetology of Mt. Kinabalu, North Borneo, 13455 ft. Bull. Raffles Mus., Singapore, 5: 3-32.
  • 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.
 
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