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Pararhabdophis chapaensis BOURRET, 1934

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesVietnam Water Snake 
SynonymPararhabdophis chapaensis BOURRET 1934
Pararhabdophis chapaensis — SMITH 1943: 316
Pararhabdophis chapaensis — SANG et al. 2009
Pararhabdophis chapaensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 533 
DistributionVietnam (Lao Cai, Yen Bai)

Type locality: Chapa, Tong-King (= Sa Pa, Lao Cai Province, North Vietnam) Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MNHN 1938.125 
CommentType species: Pararhabdophis chapaensis BOURRET 1934 is the type species of the genus Pararhabdophis BOURRET 1934. 
  • Bourret, R. 1934. Notes herpétologiques sur l'Indochine Française I. Ophidiens de Chapa. Bull. Gen. Instr. Pub. Hanoi 7 (March 1934): 129-138
  • Le, Dzung Trung; Anh Ngoc Dao, Dat Thang Pham, Thomas Ziegler, and Truong Quang Nguyen 2018. New records and an updated list of snakes from Yen Bai Province, Vietnam Herpetology Notes 11: 101-108 - get paper here
  • Sang, Nguyen Van; Ho Thu Cuc, Nguyen, Quang Truong 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
  • 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.
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