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Hebius craspedogaster (BOULENGER, 1899)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Kuatun Keelback
Chinese: 锈链腹链蛇 
SynonymTropidonotus craspedogaster BOULENGER 1899
Natrix craspedogaster — STEJNEGER 1907: 265
Tropidonotus gastrotaenia WERNER 1922: 221
Natrix craspedogaster — MELL 1931 [1929]
Natrix chrysarga chekiangensis MELL 1931
Amphiesma craspedogaster — MALNATE 1960
Amphiesma craspedogaster — DAVID et al. 2007
Hebius craspedogaster — GUO et al. 2014
Amphiesma craspedogaster — WALLACH et al. 2014: 29 
DistributionS China (northward to S Shanxi, west to S Gansu; Chekiang, Fujian, Guangdong, Jiangxi, Hunan, Kweichow, Sichuan),

Type locality: Kuatun (= Guadun), Fukien (= Fujian Province), China, 3000-4000 ft elevation, or higher.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.15.42 
  • Boulenger, GEORGE A. 1899. On a collection of reptiles and batrachians made by Mr. J. D. La Touche in N.W. Fokien, China. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1899: 159-172 - get paper here
  • David, P., Bain, R. H., Nguyen Quang Truong, Orlov, N. L., Vogel, G., Vu Ngoc Thanh & T. Ziegler 2007. A new species of the natricine snake genus Amphiesma from the Indochinese Region (Squamata: Colubridae: Natricinae). Zootaxa 1462: 41-60 - get paper here
  • David, P.; Vogel, G. & Pauwels, O.S.G. 2005. On the occurrence of Amphiesma bitaeniatum (WALL, 1925) in Vietnam, with preliminary remarks on the group of Amphiesma parallelum (BOULENGER, 1890) (Serpentes, Colubridae, Natriciniae). Salamandra 41 (4): 167-178 - get paper here
  • GUO, PENG; FEI ZHU, QIN LIU, LIANG ZHANG, JIAN X. LI, YU Y. HUANG & R. ALEXANDER PYRON 2014. A taxonomic revision of the Asian keelback snakes, genus Amphiesma (Serpentes: Colubridae: Natricinae), with description of a new species. Zootaxa 3873 (4): 425–440 - get paper here
  • Mell,R. 1931. List of Chinese snakes. Lingnan Sci. Jour., Canton, 8 [1929]: 199-219.
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Stejneger, LEONHARD H. 1907. Herpetology of Japan and adjacent territory. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 58: xx, 1-577 - 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.
  • 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.
  • Werner, FRANZ 1924. Ergebnisse der Expedition Dr. Handel-Mazzetti's nach China 1914 bis 1918 auf Kosten der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien. Über Reptilien und Amphibien aus Südchina. Denkschr. Akad. Wissensch. Wien, ser. Mathemat.-Naturwissensch., Vienna, 99: 39-58.
  • Zhao, E.M. 2006. The snakes of China [in Chinese]. Hefei, China, Anhui Sience & Technology Publ. House, Vol. I, 372 pp., Vol. II (color plates), 280 pp.
  • Zhao,E. & Adler,K. 1993. Herpetology of China. SSAR, Oxford/Ohio, 1-522
  • Ziegler, T., and Quyet, L.K. 2006. A new natricine snake of the genus Amphiesma (Squamata: Colubridae: Natricinae) from the central Truong Son, Vietnam. Zootaxa 1225:39-56 - get paper here
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