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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesEight-lined Keelback 
SynonymTropidonotus octolineatus BOULENGER 1904: 133
Tropidonotus quadrilineatus BOULENGER 1904: 132
Tropidonotus pleurotaenia BOULENGER 1904: 133
Tropidonotus parallelus var. sublaevis DESPAX 1913
Natrix septemlineata SCHMIDT 1925
Natrix octolineata — MELL 1931 [1929]
Natrix nigroreticulata CHANG 1932
Amphiesma octolineata – MALNATE 1960
Amphiesma octolineatum — DAVID, VOGEL & PAUWELS 1998
Natrix octolineata — ZHOU 2002
Amphiesma octolineatum — DAVID et al. 2007
Hebius octolineatum — GUO et al. 2014
Amphiesma octolineatum — WALLACH et al. 2014: 31 
DistributionSW China (Yunnan, Sichuan, Guangxi)

Type locality: Yunnan Fu (=Kunming Shi), Yunnan Prov., China; about 6,000 feet elevation.  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.1.12.60 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentPope (1935, Rept. China: 114), acting as first revisor, chose octolineatus in preference to quadrilineatus and pleurotaenia. 
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  • Chang, MANG-VEN L.-Y. 1932. Notes on a collection of reptiles from Szechuan. Contr. Biol. Lab. Sci. Soc. China, Nanking, ser. Zool., 8 (2): 9-95
  • David P., G. Vogel & Pauwels,O. 1998. Amphiesma optatum (Hu & Djao, 1966) (Serpentes, Colubridae): an addition to the snake fauna of Vietnam, with a list of the species of the genus Amphiesma and a note on its type species. J. Taiwan Museum 51 (2): 83-92 - 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
  • DAVID, PATRICK; ISHAN AGARWAL, RAMANA ATHREYA, ROSAMMA MATHEW,<br />GERNOT VOGEL & VIRAL K. MISTRY 2015. Revalidation of Natrix clerki Wall, 1925, an overlooked species in the genus Amphiesma Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854 (Squamata: Natricidae). Zootaxa 3919 (2): 375–395
  • Despax, RAYMOND 1913. Sur une collection de reptiles et de batraciens rassemblée par M. le Dr. Legendre dans les marches Thibétaines. Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat., Paris, [ser. 1], 19 (4): 179-183 - 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.
  • Schmidt, KARL P. 1925. New Chinese amphibians and reptiles. American Museum Novitates (175): 1-3. - get paper here
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  • Zhou Kaiya 2002. Herpetologica Sinica 9. China Scientific Book Services, 235 pp. - get paper here
  • 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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