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Rhabdophis adleri ZHAO, 1997

IUCN Red List - Rhabdophis adleri - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
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 Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: CIB 64III5917, Male: 6. 10. 1964. 
CommentSome species of this genus are venomous although we do not have information about this particular species. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA
  • 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. 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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