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Protobothrops mangshanensis (ZHAO, 1990)

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Mangshan pitviper, Mt. Mang Pitviper, Mang Mountain Pitviper
Chinese: 莽山原矛头蝮 
SynonymTrimeresurus mangshanensis ZHAO 1990
Ermia mangshanensis — ZHANG 1993
Ermia mangshanensis — ZHANG 1998
Trimeresurus mangshanensis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 339
Ermia mangshanensis — GUMPRECHT et al. 2002
Zhaoermia mangshanensis — GUMPRECHT & TILLACK 2004 (nom. nov.)
Zhaoermia mangshanensis — GUMPRECHT et al. 2004
Zhaoermia mangshanensis — ZHAO 2006
Protobothrops mangshanensis — GUO et al. 2007
Protobothrops mangshanensis — ORLOV et al. 2009
Protobothrops mangshanensis — LIVIGNI 2013: 414
Zhaoermia mangshanensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 795
Zhaoermia mangshanensis — VISSER 2015
Zhaoermia mangshanensis — DAVID & VOGEL 2015
Protobothrops mangshanensis — SNETKOV & ORLOV 2017 
DistributionChina (Hunan)

Type locality: Mt. Mang (Mangshan), Pingkeng District, Yizhang County, Hunan Province, China, elevation 700-900 m.  
TypesNeotype: CIB 098485, juvenile male (designated by GUO et al. 2012)
Holotype: ZS 8901 (considerably damaged and skull removed); Paratype: ZS 8902 

Nomenclature: The genus Ermia is pre-occupied by a locust genus.

Distribution: see map in Guo et a. 2016: 383 (Fig. 1).

Habitat: partly arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
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