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Pareas stanleyi (BOULENGER, 1914)

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Higher TaxaPareidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesStanley's Slug Snake 
SynonymAmblycephalus stanleyi BOULENGER 1914
Amblycephalus sinensis STANLEY 1917
Amblycephalus (formosensis) stanleyi — MELL 1931 [1929]
Pareas stanleyi — HU et al. 1980
Pareas stanleyi — GUO et al. 2012 (GenBank JN230705)
Pareas stanleyi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 537 
DistributionChina (Fujian, Zhejiang, Guizhou, Sichuan)

Type locality: “N.W. Fokien, China”  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.20.4 
Etymologynamed after Dr. Arthur Stanley, Curator of the Shanghai Museum, who “presented” the specimen to the British Museum. 
  • Beolens, ; Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, GEORGE A. 1914. Descriptions of new species of snakes in the collection of the British Museum. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (8) 14 (84): 482-485. - 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
  • Guo, Peng and Ermi Zhao 2004. Pareas stanleyi- A record new to Sichuan, China and a Key to the Chinese Species. Asiatic Herpetological Research 10: 280-281 - get paper here
  • Li D 1989. A survey of reptiles in Leigongshan area. In: Matsui, M., Hikida, T. & Goris, R.C. [Eds]. Current Herpetology in East Asia. Proceedings of the Second Japan-China Herpetological Symposium Kyoto, July 1988. Herpetological Society of Japan, Kyoto, Japan: i-ix, 1-521 [269-275]
  • Mell,R. 1931. List of Chinese snakes. Lingnan Sci. Jour., Canton, 8 [1929]: 199-219.
  • Stanley, ARTHUR 1917. Two new species of Chinese snakes. Jour. North-China Branch Royal Asiatic Soc., Shanghai, 47 [1916]: 83-84
  • 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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