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Pseudoxenodon bambusicola VOGT, 1922

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Pseudoxenodontinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Bamboo Snake
Chinese: 横纹斜鳞蛇 
SynonymPseudoxenodon bambusicola VOGT 1922 : 138
Pseudoxenodon melli VOGT 1922
Pseudoxenodon dorsalis melli — MELL 1929: 205
Pseudoxenodon dorsalis bambusicola — MELL 1931 [1929]
Pseudoxenodon dorsalis melli — MELL 1931 [1929
Pseudoxenodon bambusicola — SMITH 1943: 313
Pseudoxenodon bambusicola — ZIEGLER et al. 2006
Pseudoxenodon bambusicola — WALLACH et al. 2014: 609 
DistributionS China (Hainan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, Guizhou), N Vietnam (Tam Dao, Vinh Phu Province) (Bourret, 1936: 117; Orlov and Murphy 2000:72), Laos

Type locality: Mountains of North Kwangtung, China  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 38070 
CommentSynonymy: Werner (1926) showed that P. melli and bambusicola are male and female of one species, bambusicola. This suspicion was also expressed by Schmidt 1927. 
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  • Orlov, N. L., R. W. Murphy & T. J. Papenfuss 2000. List of snakes of Tam-Dao mountain ridge (Tonkin, Vietnam). Russ. J. Herpetol. 7 (1): 69-80. - get paper here
  • Schmidt, K.P. 1927. The reptiles of Hainan. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 54(3): 395-466 (-575?)
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  • 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.
  • Werner, F. 1926. Synonymisches über Schlangen von Hainan und vom chinesischen Festland. Zool. Anz. 67: 141-144.
  • 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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  • Ziegler, T.; V.N. Thanh, L.K. Quyet, N. G. Truong, J. Hallermann; L.V. Khoi & T.M. Hoang 2006. Neue Verbreitungsnachweise einiger weniger bekannter vietnamesischer Amphibien und Reptilien. Sauria 28 (2): 29-40 - get paper here
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