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Lycodon flavozonatus (POPE, 1928)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesYellow-Banded Big Tooth Snake, Yellow-Spotted Wolf Snake, Big-tooth Snake 
SynonymDinodon flavozonatum POPE 1928
Dinodon rufozonatum meridionale BOURRET 1935 (fide SMITH 1943)
Dinodon flavozonatus — SMITH 1943: 271
Dinodon flavozonatum — MARX 1958
Dinodon flavozonatum — ORLOV & RYABOV 2004
Lycodon flavozonatus — SILER et al. 2013 (by implication)
Dinodon flavozonatum — WALLACH et al. 2014: 236 
DistributionN Myanmar (= Burma), N Vietnam,
S China (Hainan, Fujian, Guangdong)

Type locality: China, Fukien, Ch’unganhsien.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 
  • Dowling, H.G., & Jenner, J.V. 1988. Snakes of Burma: checklist of reported species and bibliography. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (76): 19 pp. - get paper here
  • Glass, Bryan P. 1946. A collection of reptiles from Hunan and Anhwei provinces, China. Copeia 1946 (4): 249-252 - get paper here
  • Guo, Peng; Liang Zhang, Qin Liu, Cao Li, R. Alexander Pyron, Ke Jiang, Frank T. Burbrink 2013. Lycodon and Dinodon: One genus or two? Evidence from molecular phylogenetics and morphological comparisons. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 68 (1): 144–149 - get paper here
  • Messenger, Kevin R. and Dahn, Hollis A. 2016. Lycodon flavozonatus (Yellow-Banded Big Tooth Snake) Diet Herpetological Review 47 (4): 685
  • Orlov, N. & S. A. Ryabov 2004. Revalidization and change of taxonomic status of Dinodon rufozonatum meridionale Bourret, 1935 (Serpentes: Colubridae: Colubrinae). Russ. J. Herpetol. 11(3): 181-197 - get paper here
  • Pope,C.H. 1928. Four new snakes and a new lizard from South China. American Museum Novitates 325: 1-4 - get paper here
  • Siler, C. D., Oliveros, C. H., Santanen, A., Brown, R. M. 2013. Multilocus phylogeny reveals unexpected diversification patterns in Asian wolf snakes (genus Lycodon). Zoologica Scripta 42: 262–277 - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
  • 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.
  • 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
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