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Rhabdophis callichroma (BOURRET, 1934)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Bavi Keelback 
SynonymNatrix chrysarga callichroma BOURRET 1934
Rhabdophis chrysargus callichromus — BOURRET 1936
Natrix auchenia SMITH 1939: 580 (fide SMITH 1943)
Natrix callichroma — SMITH 1943: 309
Rhabdophis callichroma — ZHAO 1997
Rhabdophis callichroma — ZIEGLER et al. 2007
Rhabdophis callichromus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 633 
DistributionVietnam, China (Hainan)

Type locality: “Ba-vi, Tong-King” [Vietnam]

auchenia: China (Hainan); Type locality: Five Finger Mountain (Mt. Wuzhi), Hainan Island.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1938.0122 
CommentSome species of this genus are venomous although we do not have information about this particular species.

Distribution: M. A. Smith (1943) indicated under Natrix chrysarga that "the Himalayan and Hainan records of this snake are not correct" and considered his Natrix auchenia to be a synonym of Natrix callichroma Bourret 1934. Thus, the Hainan specimens were referred to the latter. Recently. M. Toriba (1994), following M. A. Smith, also stated that the Hainan records of Rhabdophis chrysargus "should be replaced by R. callichromus." [cited after ZHAO 1997]. 
  • Bourret, R. 1934. Notes herpétologiques sur l'Indochine Française II. Sur quelques serpents des montagnes du Tonkin. Bull. Gen. Instr. Pub. Hanoi 8 (April 1934): 149-157 [13: 1-11 ?]
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Smith, M.A. 1939. The nucho-dorsal glands in snakes. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 108 (3): 575-583 [1938]
  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
  • 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
  • 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 - get paper here
  • ZIEGLER, THOMAS; RALF HENDRIX, VU NGOC THANH, MARTINA VOGT, BERNHARD FORSTER & DANG NGOC KIEN 2007. The diversity of a snake community in a karst forest ecosystem in the central Truong Son, Vietnam, with an identification key. Zootaxa 1493: 1-40 - get paper here
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