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Pseudoxenodon stejnegeri BARBOUR, 1908

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Pseudoxenodontinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
SubspeciesPseudoxenodon stejnegeri stejnegeri BARBOUR 1908
Pseudoxenodon stejnegeri striaticaudatus POPE 1928 
Common NamesE: Stejneger's Bamboo Snake
Chinese: 纹尾斜鳞蛇 
SynonymPseudoxenodon stejnegeri BARBOUR 1908: 317
Pseudoxenodon stejnegeri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 610
Pseudoxenodon stejnegeri — WANG et al. 2022

Pseudoxenodon stejnegeri stejnegeri TORIBA 1983
Pseudoxenodon stejnegeri stejnegeri TORIBA 1983
Pseudoxenodon macrops var. sauteri STEINDACHNER 1913
Pseudoxenodon stejnegeri stejnegeri — ZHAO 2006

Pseudoxenodon stejnegeri striaticaudatus POPE 1928
Pseudoxenodon striaticaudatus POPE 1928: 4
Tropidonotus dorsalis GÜNTHER 1864
Pseudoxenodon dorsalis — BOULENGER 1893: 271
Pseudoxenodon striaticaudatus POPE 1928
Pseudoxenodon (dorsalis) striaticaudatus — MELL 1931 [1929]
Pseudoxenodon stejnegeri striaticaudatus — TORIBA 1983
Pseudoxenodon nothus SMITH 1942: 52 (subst. name for T. dorsalis)
Pseudoxenodon dorsalis — GÜNTHER 1881 (fide FRANK & RAMUS 1995: 234; in error)
Pseudoxenodon stejnegeri striaticaudatus — ZHAO 2006 
DistributionS China (Yunnan northward to Henan), Taiwan.

striaticaudatus: China (Fujian, Hunan)

Type locality: Mt. Arizan, Central Formosa.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 7103
Holotype: AMNH 33759, collected by C.H. Pope in June-July 1925 [striaticaudatus] 
CommentPlate 38D in ZHAO & ADLER 1993. 
EtymologyNamed after Leonhard Hess Stejneger (1851-1943), Norwegian-born herpetologist who moved to the US in 1881 and became curator of reptiles at the Smithsonian Institution in 1889. 
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