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Pareas nigriceps GUO & DENG, 2009

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Higher TaxaPareidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesXiaoheishan slug-eater snake 
SynonymPareas nigriceps GUO & DENG 2009
Pareas nigriceps — WALLACH et al. 2014: 537 
DistributionChina (Yunnan: Gaoligong Mountains)

Type locality: Xiaohei Hill, Gaoligong Mountains National Nature Reserve (24.83671°N 98.76185°E, 2067 m a.s.l.), Longling County, Baoshan District, Yunnan province, Perople’s Republic of China.  
TypesHolotype: HNU 200505004 (Figs. 1–2), an adult male, collected by Yan Hengmei and Guo Keji on 28 May 2005. Paratype: HNU 200505014, adult female from the same area (24.82886°N 98.75917°E, 2010 m a.s.l.), collected by Dong Dazhi, Liang Hongbin and Hou Qingbai on 25 May 2005. 
EtymologyThe specific name refers to the large black spot on the upper side of head. 
  • 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
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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