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Trimeresurus schultzei GRIFFIN, 1909

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesSchultze's Pit Viper 
SynonymTrimeresurus schultzei GRIFFIN 1909
Trimeresurus schultzei — WELCH 1994: 117
Trimeresurus schultzei — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 344
Trimeresurus schultzei — GUMPRECHT et al. 2004
Parias schultzei — MALHOTRA & THORPE 2004
Trimeresurus (Parias) schultzei — DAVID et al. 2011
Parias schultzei — WALLACH et al. 2014: 538 
DistributionPhilippines (Palawan, Balabac)

Type locality: Iwahig, Palawan. 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: destroyed (fide LEVITON 1964) 
  • DAVID, PATRICK; GERNOT VOGEL & ALAIN DUBOIS 2011. On the need to follow rigorously the Rules of the Code for the subsequent designation of a nucleospecies (type species) for a nominal genus which lacked one: the case of the nominal genus Trimeresurus Lacépède, 1804 (Reptilia: Squamata: Viperidae). Zootaxa 2992: 1–51 - get paper here
  • Griffin, L.E. 1909. A list of snakes found in Palawan. Philippine Journal of Science 4: 595-601 - get paper here
  • Gumprecht, A.; Tillack, F.; Orlov, N.L.; Captain, A. & Ryabow, S. 2004. Asian pitvipers. Geitje Books, Berlin, 368 pp.
  • Gumprecht,A. 2001. Das Portrait: Trimeresurus schultzei GRIFFIN. Sauria 23 (2): 2 - get paper here
  • Leviton,A.E. 1964. Contributions to a review of Philippine snakes. V. The snakes of the genus Trimeresurus. Philippine J. Sci. 93: 251-276 - get paper here
  • Malhotra, Anita & Thorpe, Roger S. 2004. A phylogeny of four mitochondrial gene regions suggests a revised taxonomy for Asian pitvipers (Trimeresurus and Ovophis). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32: 83 –100 [erratum p. 680] - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • 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.
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