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Pareas boulengeri (ANGEL, 1920)

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Higher TaxaPareidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesBoulenger's Slug Snake 
SynonymAmblycephalus Boulengeri ANGEL 1920
Amblycephalus monticola boulengeri — MELL 1931 [1929]
Pareas boulengeri HU, ZHAO & LIU 1973
Pareas boulengeri — GUO et al. 2006
Pareas boulengeri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 535
Pareas boulengeri — VOGEL 2015 
DistributionChina (Gansu, Sichuan, Guizhou, Guangxi, Guangdong, Hunan, Henan, Jiangxi)

Type locality: "Région de Koeï Tchéou, Chine." [=Guizhou region, southeastern China, ca. 27˚N, 107˚E].  
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 1912.0349, a 470 mm specimen, MNHN-RA 1912.0350, a 182 mm specimen, and MNHN-RA 1912.0351, a 460 mm specimen (Révérend Père Cavalerie) 
EtymologyNamed after George Albert Boulenger (1858 - 1937), herpetologist at the British Museum of Natural History, London. 
  • Angel,M.F. 1920. Liste de reptiles récémment déterminés et entrés dans les collections et description d’une nouvelle espèce du genre Amblycephalus. Bull. Mus. nation. Hist. nat., Paris 1920: 112-114 - get paper here
  • Beolens, ; Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Chen, Xiao-hong; Zhu, Ming-wei; Hou, Ming-gen; Qu, Wen-yuan. 2006. A new record of Colubridae family, Pareas boulengeri, in Henan Province. Sichuan Journal of Zoology 25(2):269. [In Chinese] - get paper here
  • GUO Ke-ji, DENG Xue-jian 2006. A new record of Colubridae family, Pareas boulengeri, in Hunan Province. Sichuan Journal of Zoology 25 (2): 270 - get paper here
  • Guo, Keji & Deng, Xuejiang 2009. A new species of Pareas (Serpentes: Colubridae: Pareatinae) from the Gaoligong Mountains, southwestern China. Zootaxa 2008: 53-60 - get paper here
  • Mell,R. 1931. List of Chinese snakes. Lingnan Sci. Jour., Canton, 8 [1929]: 199-219.
  • Song-Mingtao 1987. Survey of the reptiles of southern Shaanxi. Acta Herpetologica Sinica 6 (1): 59-64 - get paper here
  • Vogel, G. 2015. A New Montane Species of the Genus Pareas Wagler, 1830 (Squamata: Pareatidae) from Northern Myanmar. Taprobanica 7 (1): 1-7 - 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.
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