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Psammodynastes pulverulentus (BOIE, 1827)

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Serpentes (snakes) 
SubspeciesPsammodynastes pulverulentus papenfussi ZHAO 1995
Psammodynastes pulverulentus pulverulentus (BOIE 1827) 
Common NamesE: Common Mock Viper
G: Gewöhnliche Scheinviper, Gewöhnliche Falschviper 
SynonymPsammophis pulverulenta H. BOIE in F. BOIE 1827: 547
Dipsas ferruginea CANTOR 1839: 53
Psammophis pulverulentus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1854: 895
Dipsas ferruginea — BLYTH 1856: 715
Psammodynastes pulverulentus - GÜNTHER 1858: 140
Psammophis floresianus BLEEKER 1859 (nomen nudum)
Psammophis floresianus - BLEEKER 1860
Lycodon bairdii STEINDACHNER 1867: 90
Psammodynastes pulverulentus — BOULENGER 1896: 172
Psammodynastes pulverulentus — SMITH 1943
Anisodon lilljeborgi ROSEN 1905
Psammodynastes pulverulentus — STEJNEGER 1907: 383
Psammodynastes pulverulentus — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 379
Psammodynastes pulverulentus — COX et al. 1998: 49
Psammodynastes pulverulentus — ZIEGLER 2002: 248
Psamodynastes pulverulentus — DAS et al. 2009 (in error)

Psammodynastes pulverulentus papenfussi ZHAO 1995
Psammodynastes pulverulentus papenfussi — RODRIGUEZ-ROBLES et al. 2003 
DistributionBangladesh, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China (Fujian, Yunnan, Guangxi, Guangdong, Hainan), Hong Kong
NE India (Assam, Sikkim, Darjelling; Arunachal Pradesh (Siddi (=Gandhigram), Miao - Changlang district, Gobuk village, Yingkiong – East Siang district, Chimpu– Papum Pare district) [A. Captain, pers. comm.]), Bhutan,
Indonesia (Bali, Bangka, Borneo, Butung, Enggano, Flores, Java, Kalimantan, Komodo, Lombok, Mentawai Archipelago, Natuna Archipelago, Padar, Riau Archipelago, Rinca, Sangihe Archipelago, Sulawesi, Sula Archipelago, Sumatra, Sumba, Sumbawa, Togian Archipelago),
Laos , Nepal,
Philippine Islands (Balabac, Basilan, Bohol, Bongao, Busuanga, Dinagat, Jolo, Leyte, Luzon, Mindanao, Negros, Palawan, Panay, Polillo, Samar)
Taiwan (incl. Lanyu),
Thailand (incl. Phuket), Vietnam,
Malaysia (Malaya and East Malaysia, Pulau Tioman)

Type locality: Java

papenfussi: Taiwan. Type locality: Kararu (= Kueitzuchiao), Koshun District (= Henchun Twon), Takao-Shu Province (now Pintung Hsien), Taiwan, elevation 150 m. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: unknown (fide SANG et al. 2009)
Holotype: MVZ 23857 [papenfussi] 
CommentDescription: Fairly variable species in various shades of brown with speckles.

Behavior: diurnal.

Taxonomy: this genus and species has been assigned to Lamprophiidae, incertae sedis, by Pyron et al. 2011.

Distribution: Possibly in Bhutan (Lenz 2012). 
Etymologyafter Latin “pulverulentus” = “dusty”, probably after the the brown-powdered ventral side of the species. 
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