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Lycodon multizonatus (ZHAO & JIANG, 1981)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesLuding Wolf Snake, Luding Kukri Snake 
SynonymOligodon multizonatum ZHAO & JIANG 1981
Oligodon mulizonatum — GUO et al. 1999 (in error)
Oligodon multizonatus — ZHAO 2006
Oligodon multizonatum — WALLACH et al. 2014: 500
Lycodon multizonatus — LEI et al. 2014
Oligodon multizonatus — PYRON & BURBRINK 2013 
DistributionChina (W Sichuan, SE Gansu), 1400 m elevation

Type locality: Luding Co., Sichuan Prov., China; 1,400 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: CIB 80II0289, Male. 
  • Guo, P., F. J. Zhang, and Y. Y. Chen. 1999. Catalogue of type specimens of reptiles in the Herpetological Collections of Chengdu Institute of Biology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Asiatic Herpetological Research 8: 43~47 - get paper here
  • LEI, Juan; Xiaoyu SUN, Ke JIANG, Gernot VOGEL, David T. BOOTH, Li DING 2014. Multilocus Phylogeny of Lycodon and the Taxonomic Revision of Oligodon multizonatum. Asian Herpetological Research 5 (1): 26–37
  • Pyron, R. Alexander; Frank T. Burbrink 2013. Early origin of viviparity and multiple reversions to oviparity in squamate reptiles. Ecology Letters 17 (1): 13–21 (published online 2013, in print 2014), DOI: 10.1111/ele.12168 - 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.
  • 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, ER-MI 1981. Studies on amphibians and reptiles of Mt. Gongga Shan, Sichuan, China. I. A new species and a new subspecies of snakes from Sichuan (in Chinese). Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, [old ser.], 5 (7): 53-58
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