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Rhabdophis guangdongensis ZHU, WANG, TAKEUCHI & ZHAO, 2014

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesGuangdong Keelback 
SynonymRhabdophis guangdongensis ZHU, WANG, TAKEUCHI & ZHAO 2014 
DistributionChina (Guangdong)

Type locality: Aizhai Village (24°56′16.58′′ N, 113°39′57.82′′ E; 132 m a.s.l., datum = WGS84), Renhua County, Guangdong Province, China Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: SYSU r000018, adult female, collected by Ying-Yong Wang, on May 26, 2008 (Sun Yat-sen University = SYS, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China) 
CommentSympatry: Rhabdophis subminiatus.

Abundance: rare; only known from 4 specimens (2014). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • 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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