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Gloydius monticola (WERNER, 1922)

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Likiang pitviper
Chinese: 雪山蝮 
SynonymAncistrodon blomhoffi monticola WERNER 1922: 222
Agkistrodon monticola POPE 1935
Agkistrodon strauchi popei MELL 1929
Ancistrodon halys monticola — RENDAHL 1933: 21
Agkistrodon monticola — HARDING & WELCH 1980
Agkistrodon monticola — WELCH 1994: 13
Gloydius monticola — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 306
Gloydius monticola — GUMPRECHT et al. 2004
Gloydius monticola — WALLACH et al. 2014: 311 
DistributionChina (NW Yunnan)

Type locality: Taoshan, Yunnan, China  
TypesSyntypes: NMW 17089.1-2 

Synonymy: Zhao 2006 listed Gloydius monticola as a synonym of G. strauchi. 
EtymologyThe species name, ‘monticola’, is Latin for ‘inhabitant of the mountains’ (Latin “colere” = inhabiting). 
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  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Rendahl, Hialmar 1933. Die Unterarten des Ancistrodon halys Pall. nebst elnigen Bemerkungen zur Herpetologie Zentralasiens. Arkiv för Zoologi 25 (8): 1-31
  • Shi, Jingsong; Gang Wang; Xi’er Chen; Yihao Fang; Li Ding; Song Huang; Mian Hou, Jun Liu, and Pipeng Li 2017. A new moth-preying alpine pit viper species from Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (Viperidae, Crotalinae). Amphibia-Reptilia, 38 (4): 517 – 532;<br />DOI: 10.1163/15685381-00003134 - get paper here
  • Vogel, G. 1992. Agkistrodon monticola (WERNER 1929). Sauria 14 (1): 1-2 - 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, Wenjie Dong, Ke Jiang, Jingsong Shi, Cameron D. Siler and Jing Che 2019. A New Species of Plateau Pit Viper (Reptilia: Serpentes: Gloydius) from the Upper Lancang (= Mekong) Valley in the Hengduan Mountain Region, Tibet, China. Journal of Herpetology 53 (1): 224-236 - get paper here
  • Werner, FRANZ 1922. Neue Reptilien aus Süd-China, gesammelt von Dr. H. Handel-Mazzetti. Anz. Akad. Wissensch. Wien, ser. Mathemat.-Naturwissensch., Vienna, 59 (24-25): 220-222.
  • Zhao,E. & Adler,K. 1993. Herpetology of China. SSAR, Oxford/Ohio, 1-522
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