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Gloydius qinlingensis (SONG & CHEN, 1985)

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesChinese: 秦岭蝮 
SynonymAgkistrodon halys qinlingensis SONG & CHEN 1985
Gloydius qinlingensis — GUO et al. 1999
Gloydius qinlingensis — WANG et al. 2006
Gloydius qinlingensis — XU et al. 2012
Gloydius qinlingensis — DAVID & VOGEL 2015
Gloydius qinlingensis — SHI et al. 2017 
DistributionChina (Shaanxi)

Type locality: Huangbaiyuan Xiang (33°45' N, 107° E), Ttaibai Co., Shaanxi Prov., China; 1,500 meters elevation.  
TypesType: Unlocated (fide McDiarmid et al. 1999: 308) 

Synonymy: has been synonymized with G. strauchi by many previous authors, e.g. Zhao & Adler 1993. 
EtymologyNamed after Alexander Strauch (1832-1893), Russian zoologist. 
  • David, P. & Vogel, G. 2015. An updated list of Asian pitvipers and a selection of recent publications, in: Visser: Asian Pitvipers. Breeding Experience & Wildlife. Frankfurt am Main, Edition Chimaira, 571pp. ISBN 978-3-89973-450-8 - get paper here
  • Guo, P.; Zhang, F.J. & Chen, Y.Y. 1999. The Hemipenes of Chinese Species of Deinagkistrodon and Gloydius (Serpentes: Crotaiinae). Asiatic Herpetological Research 8: 38-42 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • 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
  • Song,M.T. & Chen, F.G. 1985. A new subspecies of pit-viper from Mt. Qin Ling. Anim. Mondo 2: 99-103
  • 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
  • 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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