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Pareas hamptoni (BOULENGER, 1905)

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Higher TaxaPareidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Hampton's Slug Snake
G: Hamptons Schneckennatter 
SynonymAmblycephalus hamptoni BOULENGER 1905
Eberhardtia tonkinensis ANGEL 1920
Amblycephalus carinatus hainanus SMITH 1923 (part.)
Amblycephalus carinatus berdmorei — SMITH 1930 (part.) (non Pareas berdmorei THEOBALD 1868 = Pareas carinatus WAGLER 1830)
Pareas hamptoni — SMITH 1943: 120
Amblycephalus tonkinensis — DEUVE 1961: 30
Dipsas hamptoni — NGUYEN & HO 1996
Pareas hamptoni — ZIEGLER 2002: 245
Pareas hamptoni tonkinensis — ZIEGLER et al. 2007
Pareas hamptoni — VOGEL 2015
Pareas hamptoni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 536 
DistributionBurma, Vietnam (Hoa Binh, Yen Bai etc.), Laos, Cambodia ?, Thailand (Tak),
China (Hainan, Hong Kong, Guizhou, Yunnan)

Type locality: Mogok, Myanmar (= Burma)  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1904.4.26.16 
CommentReports from Hongkong most likely refer to P. chinensis (fide OTA 1997, VOGEL 2010).

Synonymy after VOGEL 2010.

Behavior: nocturnal. 
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