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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 
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 
EtymologyEtymology: Named after George Albert Boulenger (1858 - 1937), herpetologist at the British Museum of Natural History, London. 
  • Brachtel, Norbert 1998. Rhynchophis boulengeri Mocquard. Sauria 20 (1): 2 - get paper here
  • Forest Protection Department of Bac Giang Province 2010. Tay Yen Tu Nature Reserve: Biodiversity Conservation Value and Development Potential. Publishing House for Science and Technology, 37 pp.
  • 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
  • Kunz, K. 2012. Terraristik im Kreuzfeuer. Ein Hobby in der Kritik Reptilia (Münster) 17 (93): 20-30 - get paper here
  • Kunz, Kriton 2010. Führungswechsel im Exotarium Tula. Reptilia (Münster) 15 (86): 8 - get paper here
  • Laita, Mark 2013. Serpentine. Abrams and PQ Blackwell, Auckland, New Zealand, 200 unnumbered pages
  • Mocquard, FRANÇOIS 1897. Notes herpétologiques. Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat., Paris, [ser. 1], 3 (6): 211-217. - get paper here
  • Orlov, Nikolai, Sergei Rybov and Klaus-Dieter Schulz 1999. Eine seltene Natter aus Nordvietnam, Rhynchophis boulengeri Mocquard, 1897 (Squamata: Serpentes: Colubridae). Sauria 21 (1): 3-8 - get paper here
  • Sang, Nguyen Van; Ho Thu Cuc, Nguyen, Quang Truong 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Schulz, B. & K.-D. Schulz 2011. Zur Kenntnis, Pflege und Zucht der Vietnamesischen Langnasennatter, Rhynchophis boulengeri Mocquard, 1897. Reptilia (Münster) 16 (87): 60-66 - get paper here
  • Schulz, Klaus-Dieter; Wolfgang Böhme, Frank Tillack 2011. Hemipenis Morphology of Coronella Bella Stanley, 1917 with Comments on Taxonomic and Nomenclatural Issues of Ratsnakes (Squamata: Colubridae: Colubrinae: Elaphe Auct.) Russian Journal of Herpetology 18 (4): 273–283<br /> - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Winchell, S. 2003. Die vielfältige Welt chinesischer Schlangen. Reptilia (Münster) 8 (44): 20-29 - get paper here
  • Winchell, S. 2003. The wide world of snakes in China. Reptilia (GB) (31): 12-21 - get paper here
  • Zhao,E. & Adler,K. 1993. Herpetology of China. SSAR, Oxford/Ohio, 1-522
  • Ziegler, T. 2002. Die Amphibien und Reptilien eines Tieflandfeuchtwald-Schutzgebietes in Vietnam. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 342 pp. - get paper here
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