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Gloydius strauchi (BEDRIAGA, 1912)

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Strauch’s pitviper 
SynonymAncistrodon strauchi BEDRIAGA 1912: 728
Agkistrodon tibetanus BARBOUR 1912: 133
Agkistrodon strauchi STEJNEGER 1925
Ancistrodon halys strauchi — PAVLOV 1932: 24
Agkistrodon halys qinlingensis SONG & CHEN 1985
Agkistrodon strauchi — WELCH 1994: 13
Gloydius strauchi — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 308
Gloydius qinlingensis — GUO et al. 1999
Gloydius strauchi — GUMPRECHT et al. 2004
Gloydius qinlingensis — WANG et al. 2006
Gloydius qinlingensis — XU et al. 2012 
DistributionChina (E Xizang = Tibet and Qinghai east to Ningxia and S Shaanxi))

Type locality: Daudsen-Lu (=Ta-Tsian-Lu), Sichuan Province, China (designated by ORLOV & BARABANOV 2000)  
TypesSyntypes (3): ZIL 7046 (Dytschu), ZIL 8533 (Tung-o-Io), and ZIL 8534. 
CommentVenomous! 
EtymologyEtymology: Named after Alexander Strauch (1832-1893), Russian zoologist. 
References
  • Barbour, Thomas 1912. Some Chinese Vertebrates: Amphibia and Reptilia. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy 40 (4): 125-136 - get paper here
  • Bedriaga, J.V. 1909. Amphibien und Reptilien. In: Wissenschaftliche Resultate der Reisen N.M. Przewalskijs durch Zentralasien. Zoologische Teil. Band 3. Part 1. Lacertilia. (in Russian). Sankt-Petersburg, Vol 3 (1) 3: 73-102, 367
  • Gumprecht, A.; Tillack, F.; Orlov, N.L.; Captain, A. & Ryabow, S. 2004. Asian pitvipers. Geitje Books, Berlin, 368 pp.
  • 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. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Orlov, Nicolai L. and Andrei V. Barabanov 2000. About type localities for some species of the genus Gloydius Hoge et Romano-Hoge, 1981 (Crotalinae: Viperidae: Serpentes). Russ. J. Herpetol. 7 (2): 159-160 - get paper here
  • Parkinson,C.L. 1999. Molecular systematics and biogeographical history of pitvipers as determined by mitochondrial ribosomal DNA sequences. Copeia 1999 (3): 576-586 - get paper here
  • Pavlov, Peter A. 1932. The Manchurian Reptilia and Amphibia ba~d upon<br />collections stored in the M.R.S. Museum Misc. Pap. Manchuria Res. Soc., Nat. Hist. Sect., Harbin, ser. A, 13: (1), 1-22 [1926]
  • Song,M.T. & Chen, F.G. 1985. A new subspecies of pit-viper from Mt. Qin Ling. Anim. Mondo 2: 99-103
  • Stejneger,L. 1925. Chinese amphibians and reptiles in the United States National Museum. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 66 (25): 1-115. - 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<br /> 2012. Molecular Phylogeny of the Genus Gloydius (Serpentes: Crotalinae). Asian Herpetological Research 3 (2): 127–132 - get paper here
 
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