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Plagiopholis styani (BOULENGER, 1899)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Pseudoxenodontinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Chinese Mountain Snake
Chinese: 福建颈斑蛇 
SynonymTrirhinopholis styani BOULENGER 1899
Trirhinopholis styani — POPE 1934
Plagiopholis styani — DING & ZHENG 1974
Plagiopholis styani — INGER et al. 1990
Plagiopholis styani — NGUYEN et al. 2009
Plagiopholis styani — WALLACH et al. 2014: 562 
DistributionVietnam, S China (Fujian, Chekiang, Anhwei, Jiangxi, Sichuan, northward to SE Gansu), elevation 1200-1230 m.

Type locality: Kuatun, Fukien (= Fujian).  
TypesTypes: BMNH 1946.1.14.11-12 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentPlate 37H in Zhao & Adler (1993). 
  • 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. 1899. On a collection of reptiles and batrachians made by Mr. J. D. La Touche in N.W. Fokien, China. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1899: 159-172 - get paper here
  • Ding, HAN BO, and JI ZHENG. 1974. Snakes of Fujian Province (in Chinese). Publ. Dept. Biol. Fujian Nor-mal Univ., Fuzhou. (6), 93, (1) pages
  • Inger R F; Zhao E; Bradley Shaffer H; Guanfu Wu 1990. Report on a collection of amphibians and reptiles from Sichuan, China. Fieldiana: Zoology (No. 58) : i-iii, 1-24 - get paper here
  • Mell,R. 1931. List of Chinese snakes. Lingnan Sci. Jour., Canton, 8 [1929]: 199-219.
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Pope, Clifford H. 1934. List of Chinese turtles, Crocodilians, and Snakes with keys. American Museum Novitates (733): 1-29 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Zhao,E. & Adler,K. 1993. Herpetology of China. SSAR, Oxford/Ohio, 1-522
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