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Pareas iwasakii (MAKI, 1937)

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Higher TaxaPareatidae, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymAmblycephalus formosensis iwasakii MAKI 1937
Pareas iwasakii — TAKARA 1962
Pareas iwasakii — OTA 2000 
DistributionJapan (S Ryukyu Islands: Yaeyama Group)

Type locality: "Ishigaka-jima, Riukyu Archipelagoes. [=Ishigakishima Is., Yaeyama Group, southern Ryukyu Archipelago, extreme southern Japan, 24˚24'N, 124˚12'E]. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
 
TypesHolotype, present location unknown, a 220 mm male (Iwasaki, 26 Jan. 1937). 
CommentThis species is classified as “near threatened” in Japan (Ota 2000).

This is a snail-eating snake that seems to be more adapted to eating right-handed snails, having asymmetric mandibles. 
References
  • 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
  • Hoso, Masaki; Takahiro Asami and Michio Hori 2007. Right-handed snakes: convergent evolution of asymmetry for functional specialization. Biol. Lett. 3 (2): 169-173 - get paper here
  • Maki,M. 1937. A new subspecies, Amblycephalus formosensis iwasakii, belonging to Amblycephalidae from Ishigaki-jima. Trans. Nat. hist. Soc. Formosa 27: 217-218
  • Mori,M. 1982. Japans Schlangen, Vols. 1-3 (80, 102, 123 pp.). Tokyo (Igaku-Shoin Ltd.) [bilingual edition in German and Japanese]
  • Ota H. Lin J T. Hirata T. Chen S L. 1997. Systematic review of Colubrid snakes of the genus Pareas in the East Asian islands. Journal of Herpetology 31 (1): 79-87. - get paper here
  • Ota, H. 2000. Current status of the threatened amphibians and reptiles of Japan. Popul. Ecol. 42: 5-9
  • Takara,T. 1962. Studies on the terrestrial snakes in the Ryukyu Archipelago [In Japanese with English summary]. Sci. Bull. Agr. Home Econ. Div., Univ. Ryukyus (9): 1-202
 
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