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Lycodon gongshan VOGEL & LUO, 2011

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesChinese: Gongshan Baihuanshe
English: Gongshan Wolf Snake
German: Gongshan Wolfszahnnatter 
SynonymLycodon gongshan VOGEL & LUO 2011
Lycodon gongshan — WALLACH et al. 2014: 394 
DistributionChina (Yunnan: Gongshan County, Longling County)

Type locality: “Bapo, Gongshan, China”, today Dulongjiang Township, Gongshan County, Yunnan Province, People’s Republic of China.”  
TypesHolotype: KIZ 730034 adult male (tail dissected). Collector unknown. 
CommentSimilar species: L. fasciatus 
EtymologyThe specific name refers to the area of origin of this species, Gongshan County. 
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; EVAN S.H. QUAH, SHAHRUL ANUAR M.S,, MOHD ABDUL MUIN, PERRY L. WOOD, JR & SITI AZIZAH MOHD NOR 2014. A diminutive new species of cave-dwelling Wolf Snake (Colubridae: Lycodon Boie, 1826) from Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 3815 (1): 051–067
  • Guo, Peng; Guanghui Zhong; Qin Liu; Fei Zhu; Cao Li; Ping Wang; Rong Xiao; Ming Fang and Xin Fu 2015. Phylogenetic position of Lycodon gongshan Vogel and Luo, 2011, a snake endemic to China (Reptilia: Colubridae). Amphibia-Reptilia 36 (2): 165-169, DOI: 10.1163/15685381-00002985 - get paper here
  • Vogel, G. & Luo, J. 2011. A new species of the genus Lycodon (Boie, 1826) from the southwestern mountains of China (Squamata: Colubridae). Zootaxa 2807: 29–40 - 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.
  • ZHANG, JUN; KE JIANG, GERNOT VOGEL & DINGQI RAO 2011. A new species of the genus Lycodon (Squamata, Colubridae) from Sichuan Province, China. Zootaxa 2982: 59–68 - get paper here
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