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Rhynchophis boulengeri MOCQUARD, 1897

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Rhinoceros Snake, Rhino Rat Snake
G: Vietnamesischen Langnasennatter, Boulengers Schnauzennatter 
SynonymRhynchophis boulengeri MOCQUARD 1897: 215
Proboscidophis versicolor FAN 1931
Rhynchophis boulengeri — SMITH 1943: 193
Rhynchophis boulengeri — ZIEGLER 2002: 293
Rhynchophis boulengeri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 643 
DistributionN Vietnam (Ha Tinh,, Vinh-Phu, Bac-Thai, Yen-Bai),
China (Guangxi, Hainan)

Type locality: Baie d’Along, Isle de Norway (= Bai Tu Long?, Ha Long Bay), Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: MNHN 
CommentSynonymy: WALLACH et al. 2014 cite Zaher et al. 2012 as source for the synonymy of Rhadinophis and Rhynchophis. However, Zaher et al. did not synonymise the two genera although they do show that Rhynchophis boulengeri nests within Rhadinophis.

Type species: Rhynchophis boulengeri MOCQUARD 1897: 215 is the type species of the genus Rhynchophis MOCQUARD 1897. 
EtymologyNamed after George Albert Boulenger (1858 - 1937), herpetologist at the British Museum of Natural History, London. 
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  • Hecht, Vera L.; Cuong T. Pham, Tao T. Nguyen, Truong Q. Nguyen, Michael Bonkowski & Thomas Ziegler 2013. First report on the herpetofauna of Tay Yen Tu Nature Reserve, northeastern Vietnam. Biodiversity Journal 4 (4): 507–552
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