Pareas atayal YOU, POYARKOV & LIN, 2015
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Pareas atayal?
|Higher Taxa||Pareidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Atayal Slug-eating Snake|
|Synonym||Pareas atayal YOU, POYARKOV & LIN 2015|
|Distribution||Taiwan (Taoyuan), elevation 100–2000 m|
Type locality: TAIWAN, Taoyuan County, Fuxing Township, Sileng (24.653570° N, 121.409266° E), elevation ca. 925 m.
|Types||Holotype: NMNS 05594 (Fig. S3), adult male collected|
by Chung-Wei You on August 27th, 2009.
Paratypes. NMNS 05584, 05585, 05586, 05587, 05588, 05589, 05591, 05593, 05595, 05596; ZMMU R-14434, R- 14435 and R-14436. All the paratypes collected during 2009–2013 by Chung-Wei You, Jia-Wei Lin and Ren-Jay Wang in northern Taiwan.
Diet: land snails and slugs
|Etymology||The new species is named with reference to its distribution which is similar to the native Taiwan aboriginal people, the Atayal, inhabiting mountain regions of northern Taiwan.|