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Protobothrops dabieshanensis HUANG, PAN, HAN, ZHANG, HOU, YU, ZHENG & ZHANG, 2012

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Dabie Mountains Pit Viper 
SynonymProtobothrops dabieshanensis HUANG, PAN, HAN, ZHANG, HOU, YU, ZHENG & ZHANG 2012
Protobothrops dabieshanensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 572 
DistributionChina (Anhui)

Type locality: Yaoluoping Nature Reserve in the Dabie Mountains (30°58'17” N, 116°04’12” E, 1210 m elevation), Anhui, China  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: AHU 2011-EE-Hp01 fide WALLACH et al. 2014 (pictured in paper but no museum information provided) 
Diagnosis 
CommentThis may not be a valid description as no further type information is provided.

Distribution: see map in Guo et a. 2016: 8 (Fig. 1). Note that longitude and latitude have been inverted in the original paper. The coordinates here are correct.

Conservation: one of the 30 most endangered viper species (Maritz et al. 2016). 
Etymology 
References
  • GUO, PENG; QIN LIU, TAO WEN, RONG XIAO, MING FANG, GUANGHUI ZHONG, NGUYEN Q. TRUONG, FEI ZHU, ROBERT C. JADIN, CAO LI 2016. Multilocus phylogeny of the Asian Lance-headed pitvipers (Squamata, Viperidae, Protobothrops) Zootaxa 4093 (3): 382–390 - get paper here
  • HUANG, Xin; Tao PAN, Demin HAN, Liang ZHANG, Yinxu HOU, Lei YU, Heming ZHENG and Baowei ZHANG 2012. A New Species of the Genus Protobothrops (Squamata: Viperidae: Crotalinae) from the Dabie Mountains, Anhui, China. Asian Herpetological Research 3 (3): 213–218 - get paper here
  • Maritz, Bryan; Johannes Penner, Marcio Martins, Jelka Crnobrnja-Isailović, Stephen Spear, Laura R.V. Alencar, Jesús Sigala-Rodriguez, Kevin Messenger, Rulon W. Clark, Pritpal Soorae, Luca Luiselli, Chris Jenkins, Harry W. Greene 2016. Identifying global priorities for the conservation of vipers Biological Conservation, doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2016.05.004 - 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.
 
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