Lycodon liuchengchaoi ZHANG, JIANG, VOGEL & RAO, 2011
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lycodon liuchengchaoi?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Lycodon liuchengchaoi ZHANG, JIANG, VOGEL & RAO 2011|
Lycodon liuchengchaoi — LEI et al. 2014
Lycodon luichengchaoi — GRISMER et al. 2014 (in error)
Lycodon liuchengchaoi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 395
Type locality: Tangjiahe National Nature Reserve (32.5439°N, 104.8322°E, elevation 1360m), Qingchuan County, Sichuan Province, P. R. China
|Types||Holotype: CWNU 867001 (Figs. 1–3), an adult male. Collected by Qixiang Deng in July, 1986. Paratypes. CWNU84002, an adult female, collected from an elevation of 1230 m in the Tangjiahe, by Qixiang Deng on the same date as holotype; FMNH 15148, Monping, Szechwan (=Baoxing County, Sichuan Province), collected by Herbert Stevens, 28 August 1929.|
|Comment||Habitat: floor of broad-leaved deciduous forest.|
|Etymology||The species is named after Dr. Cheng-chao Liu (now spelled Chengzhao Liu; 1900–1976), one of the founders of modern Chinese herpetology. Since 1938, Dr. Liu taught in West China Union University (West China University of Medical Science later) until the end of his life, and established the Department of Herpetology in Chengdu Institute of Biology in the 1960s. His best-known book “Amphibians of Western China” was published in 1950. He contributed substantially to the taxonomy and life history of amphibians and reptiles.|
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