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Gloydius monticola (WERNER, 1922)

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
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  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesSyntypes: NMW 17089.1-2 
Diagnosis 
CommentVenomous!

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). 
References
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • Gumprecht, A.; Tillack, F.; Orlov, N.L.; Captain, A. & Ryabow, S. 2004. Asian pitvipers. Geitje Books, Berlin, 368 pp.
  • 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, 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
  • 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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