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Rhabdophis siamensis (MELL, 1931)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymNatrix subminiata siamensis MELL 1931
Rhabdophis himalayanus laobaoensis BOURRET 1934: 169
Rhabdophis subminiatus subminiatus siamensis [sic] — DEUVE 1961: 14
Rhabdophis siamensis — DAVID & VOGEL 2021 
DistributionThailand, Vietnam, China (Yunnan)

Type locality: “Siam”

laobaoensis: Vietnam; Type locality: “Lao Bao (Chaîne Annamitique altitude 300 m)”, now Lao Bao, Truong Son Range, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam.  
TypesLectotype: ZMB 30222, adult female, designated by David & Vogel 2021.
Holotype: MNHN 0121 [laobaoensis] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (genus): parallel and keeled dorsal scales; 15, 17, 19 or 21 rows of dorsal scales at midbody; large cephalic scales; large eyes with round pupil; divided anal plate and paired subcaudal scales; maxillary teeth separated from a pair of fangs [DORIA et al. 2013]. 
CommentSynonymy: Pope Pope 1935: 132, Smith 1943 and others considered this species a synonym of Rhabdophis subminiatus until it was revalidated by David & Vogel 2021.

Distribution: For a map see David & Vogel 2021: 110 (Fig. 9). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • David, Patrick & Gernot Vogel 2021. TAXONOMIC COMPOSITION OF THE Rhabdophis subminiatus (SCHLEGEL, 1837) SPECIES COMPLEX (REPTILIA: NATRICIDAE) WITH THE DESCRIPTION OF A NEW SPECIES FROM CHINA. Taprobanica 10 (2): 89–120 - get paper here
  • Deuve, J. 1961. Liste annotee des Serpents du Laos. Bull. Soc. Sci. Nat. Laos 1:5-32.
  • Hauser, Sjon; Ton Smits, Johan van Rooijen 2022. Records of Body Bending Behavior (‘Liana Crypsis’) in Five Snake Species in Thailand and One in Spain Russian Journal of Herpetology 28 (2): 65-75
  • JANZEN, P. 2022. Amphibians and Reptiles of Thailand Part 4: The northern part of the Thai Peninsula and again the Namtok Samlan NP. Sauria 44 (1): 13-32 - get paper here
  • Mell,R. 1931. List of Chinese snakes. Lingnan Sci. Jour., Canton, 8 [1929]: 199-219.
  • Wang K, Lyu ZT, Wang J, Qi S, Che J 2022. Updated Checklist and Zoogeographic Division of the Reptilian Fauna of Yunnan Province, China. Biodiversity Science 30 (4): 21326, 1–31 - get paper here
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