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Opisthotropis shenzhenensis WANG, GUO, LIU, LYU, WANG, LUO, SUN & ZHANG, 2017

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Shenzhen Mountain Stream Snake
Chinese: Shenzhen Hou Leng She 
SynonymOpisthotropis shenzhenensis WANG, GUO, LIU, LYU, WANG, LUO, SUN & ZHANG 2017 
DistributionChina (Guangdong)

Type locality: Mt. Wutong (22°34′54.8′′N, 114°12′2.7′′E; 260 m a.s.l.), Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype. SYS r001018, adult male, collected by Jian Zhao and Run-Lin Li on 15 September, 2014. Paratypes: SYS r000635, an adult male, collected by JHY and RLL on 11 April, 2012 from the same locality as the holotype. Three adult female specimens: SYS r000636 collected by JHY and RLL on 11 April, 2012 from the same locality as the holotype; SYS r001021 collected by JZ and RLL on 17 September, 2014 from Sanzhoutian (22°38′52.16′′N, 114°16′32.08′′E; 314 m a.s.l.), Shenzhen City; SYS r001032 collected by JZ and RLL on 19 September, 2014 from Mt. Tiantou (22°41′1.75′′N, 114°24′17.58′′E; 327 m a.s.l.), Shenzhen City; SYS r001145 collected by JW and ZTL on 13 April, 2015 from Mt. Yingping (22°52′40.54′′N, 114°9′12.27′′E; 155 m a.s.l.), Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, China. 
CommentSympatry: Opisthotropis shenzhenensis, O. andersonii, O. kuatunensis and O. lateralis.
 
EtymologyThe specific name “shenzhenensis” is derived from the type locality of the new species, Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China. 
References
  • WANG, YING-YONG; QIANG GUO, ZU-YAO LIU, ZHI-TONG LYU, JIAN WANG, LIN LUO, YAN-JUN SUN, YAN-WU ZHANG 2017. Revisions of two poorly known species of Opisthotropis Günther, 1872 (Squamata: Colubridae: Natricinae) with description of a new species from China. Zootaxa 4247(4): 391-412; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4247.4.3 - get paper here
 
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