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Gloydius tsushimaensis (ISOGAWA, MORIYA & MITSUI, 1994)

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Tsushima island pitviper
Japanese: Tsushima Mamushi 
SynonymAgkistrodon tsushiamensis ISOGAWA, MORIYA & MITSUI 1994
Gloydius tsushimaensis — GUMPRECHT et al. 2004
Gloydius tsushimaensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 312
Gloydius tsushimaensis — ORLOV et al. 2014 
DistributionJapan (Tsushima Island)

Type locality: Yora-Naiin, Izuhara-cho, Shimoagata-gun, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: OMNH (Osaka) R3934, a 563 mm male (YMS Research team, 28 July 1987). 
Diagnosis 
CommentVenomous!

Not listed in MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
References
  • Goris, R.C. & Maeda, N. 2004. Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Japan. Krieger, Malabar, 285 pp.
  • Gumprecht, A.; Tillack, F.; Orlov, N.L.; Captain, A. & Ryabow, S. 2004. Asian pitvipers. Geitje Books, Berlin, 368 pp.
  • Isogawa, K., Moriya, A. & Mitsui, S. 1994. A new snake from the genus Agkistrodon (Serpentes: Viperidae) from Tsushima Island, Nagasaki Prefecture. Japanese Journal of Herpetology 15:101-111.
  • Orlov, Nikolai L. and Andrei V. Barabanov. 1999. Analysis of nomenclature, classification, and distribution of the Agkistrodon halys - Agkistrodon intermedius complexes: a critical review. Russ. J. Herpetol. 6 (3): 167-192 - get paper here
  • Orlov, Nikolai L.; Yuri Sundukov, Ivan Kropachev 2014. Distribution of Pitvipers of «Gloydius blomhoffii» Complex in Russia with the First Records of Gloydius blomhoffii blomhoffii at Kunashir Island (Kuril Archipelago, Russian Far East). Russ. J. Herpetol. 21 (3): 169-178 - 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.
 
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