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Rhabdophis adleri ZHAO, 1997

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymRhabdophis adleri ZHAO 1997
Rhabdophis adleri — GUO et al. 1999
Rhabdophis adleri — LIVIGNI 2013: 261
Rhabdophis adleri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 633 
DistributionChina (Hainan; Lingshui, Mount Diaoluo, Dali Village)

Type locality: Dali Village in Mt. Diaoluo. Lingshui Co., Hainan Prov.; 225 m elevation  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: CIB 64III5917, Male: 6. 10. 1964. 
Diagnosis 
CommentSome species of this genus are venomous although we do not have information about this particular species. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Kraig Kerr Adler (b. 1940) former Professor of Biology at Cornell University. He was co-founder and Chairman of the Ohio Herpetological Society (later the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles). 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Guo, P., F. J. Zhang, and Y. Y. Chen. 1999. Catalogue of type specimens of reptiles in the Herpetological Collections of Chengdu Institute of Biology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Asiatic Herpetological Research 8: 43~47 - get paper here
  • LiVigni, F. (ed.) 2013. A Life for Reptiles and Amphibians, Volume 1. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 495 pp. - get paper here
  • Mori, Akira; Teppei Jono, Li Ding, Guang-Xiang Zhu, Jichao Wang, Hai-Tao Shi, and Yezhong Tang 2016. Discovery of Nucho-Dorsal Glands in Rhabdophis adleri Current Herpetology 35 (1): 53-58. - 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.
  • Zhao, E. M. 1997. A new species of Rhabdophis (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Hainan Island, China. Asiatic Herpetological Research 7: 166-169 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • ZHU, GUANG-XIANG; YING-YONG WANG,HIROHIKO TAKEUCHI & ER-MI ZHAO 2014. A new species of the genus Rhabdophis Fitzinger, 1843 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Guangdong Province, southern China. Zootaxa 3765 (5): 469–480
 
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