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Gloydius tsushimaensis (ISOGAWA, MORIYA & MITSUI, 1994)

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
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 
DistributionJapan (Tsushima Island)

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

Not listed in MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • 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
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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