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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
SubspeciesTrimerodytes percarinatus percarinatus (BOULENGER 1899)
Trimerodytes percarinatus suriki (MAKI 1931) 
Common NamesE: Olive Annulate Keelback, Eastern Water Snake, Olive Keelback
G: Olivfarbene Kielrückennatter
Chinese: “Wu Hua You She” ( 乌 华游蛇 ) 
SynonymTropidonotus percarinatus BOULENGER 1899: 163
Natrix percarinata — MELL 1931
Natrix percarinata — SMITH 1943: 299
Natrix annularis percarinata — BOURRET 1935: 3
Natrix annularis percarinata — BOURRET 1936 (fide SMITH 1943)
Sinonatrix percarinata — ROSSMAN & EBERLE 1977
Sinonatrix percarinata — ZIEGLER 2002: 263
Sinonatrix percarinata — WALLACH et al. 2014: 677
Trimerodytes percarinatus — REN et al. 2019
Trimerodytes percarinatus — MALLIK et al. 2019

Trimerodytes percarinatus percarinatus (BOULENGER 1899)
Sinonatrix percarinata percarinata ZHAO & JIANG 1986
Sinonatrix percarinata percarinata — NGUYEN et al. 2009
Trimerodytes percarinatus percarinatus — REN et al. 2019

Trimerodytes percarinatus suriki (MAKI 1931)
Natrix suriki MAKI 1931
Sinonatrix percarinata suriki — ZHAO & JIANG 1986
Sinonatrix percarinata suriki — NGUYEN et al. 2009
Trimerodytes percarinatus suriki — REN et al. 2019 (by implication) 
DistributionMyanmar (= Burma), Thailand, Vietnam (Hoa Binh, Yen Bai etc.), NE India (Arunachal Pradesh),
S China (Hainan, Chekiang, Jiangxi, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Kweichow, Sichuan, Hupeh, Hunan, Yunnan), Taiwan

suriki: Taiwan.

Type locality: Kuatun (= Guadun), Chongan Co., about 270 miles from Foochow, NW Fokien (= Fujian), China.  
TypesHolotype: unknown (fide NGUYEN et al. 2009).
Holotype: NSMT H-2960 [suriki] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: (1) Body sides usually with 27 – 37 black bands, in Y-shape, rarely with small black spots or uniform dark brown; (2) 18 – 32 maxillary teeth; (3) belly marked with black spots; (4) two supralabials entering orbit; (5) 127 – 153 ventrals (after Rao and Yang, 1998; Vogel et al., 2004; Le et al. 2015) 
CommentBehavior: nocturnal.

Distribution: not in Mizoram; reports likely represent misidentifications (HT Lalremsanga, pers. comm., 5 Feb 2021). 
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