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Rhabdops bicolor (BLYTH, 1854)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Natricinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Brown Trapezoid Snake, Two-colored Forestsnake
G: Zweifarbige Waldwassernatter 
SynonymCalamaria bicolor BLYTH 1854: 289
Ablabes bicolor — GÜNTHER 1864
Grotea bicolor — THEOBALD 1868
Pseudocyclophis bicolor — BOULENGER 1890
Rhabdops bicolor — BOULENGER 1893: 301
Rhabdops bicolor — WALL 1908: 322
Rhabdops bicolor — SMITH 1943: 328
Rhabdops bicolor — DAS 1996: 59
Rhabdops bicolor — BHOSALE & JOSHI 2014
Rhabdops bicolor — WALLACH et al. 2014: 638 
DistributionIndia (Assam, Meghalaya; Arunachal Pradesh (Deban, Namdapha - Changlang district) [A. Captain, pers. comm.], Maharashtra), N Myanmar (= Burma), China (W Yunnan)

Type locality: Asám (= Assam), India.  
TypesHolotype: ZSI 7030 
CommentDistribution: Possibly in Bhutan (Lenz 2012). 
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  • Boulenger, George A. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp. - get paper here
  • Das, I. 2012. A Naturalist's Guide to the Snakes of South-East Asia: Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali. Oxford J, ohn Beaufoy Publishing - 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
  • GIRI, VARAD B.; V. DEEPAK, ASHOK CAPTAIN, ABHIJIT DAS, SANDEEP DAS, K. P. RAJKUMAR, R. L. RATHISH, DAVID J. GOWER 2017. A new species of Rhabdops Boulenger, 1893 (Serpentes: Natricinae) from the northern Western Ghats region of India Zootaxa 4319 (1): 027–052 - get paper here
  • Lenz, Norbert 2012. Von Schmetterlingen und Donnerdrachen - Natur und Kultur in Bhutan. Karlsruher Naturhefte 4, Naturkundemuseum Karlsruhe, 124 pp.
  • Mell,R. 1931. List of Chinese snakes. Lingnan Sci. Jour., Canton, 8 [1929]: 199-219.
  • Sharma, R. C. 2004. Handbook Indian Snakes. AKHIL BOOKS, New Delhi, 292 pp.
  • 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.
  • Wall,F. 1908. Notes on a collection of snakes from the Khasi Hills, Assam. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 18: 312-337 - get paper here
  • 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. 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
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