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Gloydius liupanensis LIU, SONG & LUO, 1989

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymGloydius halys liupanensis LIU, SONG & LUO 1989
Gloydius strauchi liupanensis — WANG & ZHAO 2006
Gloydius liupanensis — XU et al. 2012 
DistributionChina (Gansu), 2300 m elevation

Type locality: Liupan Mountains in the Ningxia Huizo Region, east of the Qingyang area in der Province Gansu. Only known from the type locality. Map legend:
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ReproductionReproduction. Viviparous. 
TypesType: Department of Biology, Lanzhou University (McDIARMID et al. 1999: 308 listed it as “unlocated”) 

Synonymy: Zhao et al. (1998) synonymized Gloydius halys liupanensis with G. strauchi which was maintained by WALLACH et al. 2014: 311. GUMPRECHT et al. (2004) do not recognize the subspecies liupanensis, mogoi, and affinis. Zhao 2006 listed Gloydius halys cognatus, liupanensis, qinlingensis, and stejnegeri as synonyms of either G. strauchi or G. intermedius.

Phylogenetics: see XU et al. 2009.

Subspecies: Agkistrodon halys ussuriensis and other subspecies have been elevated to full species status. 
  • Liu, N., Z. SONG & W. LUO 1989. A new subspecies of Agkistrodon halys. J. Lanzhou Univ. Nat. Sci. 25: 114-117
  • Wang, Xiang-jun; Zhao, Er-mi. 2006. A preliminary taxonomic status of Gloydius qinlingensis and G. liupanensis. Sichuan Journal of Zoology 25 (2):210-213. [In Chinese] - get paper here
  • XU, Yan; Qin LIU, Edward A MYERS, , Lian WANG, Song HUANG, Yun HE,Peihao PENG and Peng GUO 2012. Molecular Phylogeny of the Genus Gloydius (Serpentes: Crotalinae). Asian Herpetological Research 3 (2): 127–132 - get paper here
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