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Lycodon synaptor VOGEL & DAVID, 2010

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Boehme’s wolf Snake
G: Böhmes Wolfszahnnatter 
SynonymLycodon synaptor VOGEL & DAVID 2010
Lycodon synaptor — WALLACH et al. 2014: 396 
DistributionChina (Yunnan)

Type locality: “Tongchuan, Yunnan”, today Dongchuan, 100 km north of Kunming, Yunnan Province, People’s Republic of China.  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1905.1.30.63 adult female (tail dissected). Collected by the J. Graham Ex- pedition, unknown date.
Paratype. MNHN 1905.0283, adult female (tail dissected), from “Tongchuan Fu, Chine”, at present Dongchuan, Yunnan Province, People’s Republic of China. Collected by W. F. H. Rosenberg on 21st July 1905. 
Comment 
Etymology“This species is indirectly named in honour of Dr. Wolfgang Böhme. It was always a publicized aim of Wolfgang Böhme to unite professional and amateur herpetologists. We, both authors have always been amateur herpetologists, so it is a delight for us to dignify his ef- forts towards this aim. The specific name synaptor, a noun in apposition, stems from the Greek word “συναψις” meaning “a connection”. In this case, this noun underlines the connection of these two kinds of herpetologists.” 
References
  • 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
  • Vogel, Gernot & Patrick David 2010. A new species of the genus Lycodon (Boie, 1826) from Yunnan Province, China (Serpentes: Colubridae). Bonn Zool. Bull. 57 (2): 289–296 - 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.
  • 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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