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Pareas komaii (MAKI, 1931)

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Higher TaxaPareidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesFormosa Slug Snake 
SynonymAmblycephalus komaii MAKI 1931: 149
Amblycephalus kuangtungensis VOGT 1922: 141
Amblycephalus yunnanensis VOGT 1922: 142
Amblycephalus niger POPE 1928: 4
Amblycephalus monticola chinensis — MELL 1931 [1929]
Amblycephalus monticola niger — MELL 1931 [1929]
Pareas komaii — NAKAMURA & UÉNO 1971
Pareas komaii — YOU et al. 2015 

Type locality: Arisan (= Alishan, Jiayi, south-western Taiwan).

niger (synonym): China (Yunnan); Type locality: Yunnanfu (= Kunming Shi), Yunnan Prov., China.  
TypesHolotype: NSMT H00529 
CommentSynonymy Amblycephalus komaii MAKI 1931 had been considered as a synonym of P. formosensis (e.g. by WALLACH et al. 2014: 535) until its revalidation by YOU et al. 2015. 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution in Taiwan (= Formosa). 
  • Maki, M. 1931. Monograph of the Snakes of Japan. Dai-ichi Shobo, Tokyo. (1), 7, 240 pages (expanded edition 1933)
  • Mell,R. 1931. List of Chinese snakes. Lingnan Sci. Jour., Canton, 8 [1929]: 199-219.
  • Nakamura K & Uéno SI 1963. Japanese Reptiles and Amphibians in Colour [in Japanese]. Hoikusha, Osaka
  • Pope,C.H. 1928. Four new snakes and a new lizard from South China. American Museum Novitates 325: 1-4 - get paper here
  • Vogt, Theodor 1922. Zur Reptilien- und Amphibienfauna Südchinas. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 88A (10): 135-146 - get paper here
  • You, Chung-Wei; Nikolay A. Poyarkov Jr and Si-Min Lin 2015. Diversity of the snail-eating snakes Pareas (Serpentes, Pareatidae) from Taiwan. Zoologica Scripta DOI: 10.1111/zsc.12111 - get paper here
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