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Rhabdophis leonardi (WALL, 1923)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesLeonard's Keelback 
SynonymNatrix leonardi WALL 1923
Rhabdophis leonardi — JIANG & ZHAO 1983
Natrix swinhonis leonardi — MELL 1931 [1929]
Natrix swinhonis reducta MELL 1931
Elaphe leonardi — MCDOWELL & JENNER 1988
Elaphe leonardi — DAS & CHATURVEDI 1998
Rhabdophis leonardi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 635 
DistributionMyanmar (= Burma), Laos,
China (Yunnan, Xizang = Tibet, SW Sichuan)

Type locality: “Sinlum Kaba, Burma, Lat. 24’’ Long 97° at an elevation of 6,000 feet” Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BNHM 466 
CommentSome species of this genus are venomous although we do not have information about this particular species.

MCDOWELL & JENNER 1988 gave the year of description as 1921. 
References
  • Boilstone, Mark 1993. The colubrid snakes of Laos. Litteratura Serpentium 13 (3): 74-82
  • Das, Indraneil;Chaturvedi, Naresh 1998. Catalogue of the herpetological types in the collection of the Bombay Natural History Society. Hamadryad 23 (2): 150-156 - get paper here
  • Dowling, H.G., & Jenner, J.V. 1988. Snakes of Burma: checklist of reported species and bibliography. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (76): 19 pp. - get paper here
  • Jiang, YAO-MING, and ER-MI ZHAO. 1983. Studies on amphibians and reptiles of Mt. Gongga region, Sichuan, China. 3. A study of species-group nuchalis, genus Rhabdophis [in Chinese]. Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, [new ser.], 2 (1): 59-62 - get paper here
  • Mell,R. 1931. List of Chinese snakes. Lingnan Sci. Jour., Canton, 8 [1929]: 199-219.
  • Schulz, K.D. 1992. Die hinterasiatischen Kletternattern der Gattung Elaphe. Teil XXI Elaphe leonardi (WALL 1921). Sauria 14 (1): 11-13 - get paper here
  • Wall, FRANK 1923. Notes on a collection of snakes from Sinlum Kaba. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 29 (2): 466-468. - 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. 2006. The snakes of China [in Chinese]. Hefei, China, Anhui Sience & Technology Publ. House, Vol. I, 372 pp., Vol. II (color plates), 280 pp.
  • Zhao,E. & Adler,K. 1993. Herpetology of China. SSAR, Oxford/Ohio, 1-522
  • 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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