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Xenopeltis hainanensis HU & ZHAO, 1972

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Higher TaxaXenopeltidae, Henophidia, Pythonoidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymXenopeltis hainanensis HU & ZHAO in ZHAO 1972
Xenopeltis hainanensis — ZHAO & ADLER 1993: 220
Xenopeltis hainanensis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 159
Xenopeltis hainanensis jidamingae ZHAO 1995 (fide KIZIRIAN et al. 2003)
Xenopeltis hainanensis hainanensis — ORLOV 2000
Xenopeltis hainanensis jidamingae — ORLOV 2000
Xenopeltis hainanensis — SANG et al. 2009
Xenopeltis hainanensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 802 
DistributionChina (Guangxi east to Zhejiang and south to Hainan), Vietnam; Type locality: Dali, Mt. Diaoluo, Hainan Prov.; 200 m.

jidamingae: China (Zhejiang, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Guangxi Zhuang); Type locality: Puyun Xiang, Longquan Co., Zhejiang Province, China (elevation 700 m.). 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: CIB 64III6016, Male; 5. 15, 1964. 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
  • Hu S., Djao [Zhao] E., and Huang Z. 1975. Three new species of reptiles from Hainan Island, Guangdong Province (in Chinese with English abstract). Acta Zool. Sinica, Peking, 21(4): 379-384 (English translation by Akihiro Koshikawa 1982, Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv, Washington, 53: 1-9). - get paper here
  • Kizirian, D. et al. 2003. Taxonomic status of Xenopeltis hainanensis jidamingae ZHAO. Journal of Herpetology 37 (2): 438-440 - get paper here
  • Koshikawa, Akihiro 1982. Three new species of reptiles from Hainan Island, Guangdong Province [English translation of the original paper by Hu et al. 1975]. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (53): 1-9 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Orlov, Nicolai L. 2000. Distribution, biology and comparative morphology of the snakes of Xenopeltis genus (Serpentes: Macrostomata: Xenopeltidae) in Vietnam. Russ. J. Herpetol. 7 (2): 103-114 - get paper here
  • Sang, Nguyen Van; Ho Thu Cuc, Nguyen, Quang Truong 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 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.M., 1995. Infraspecific classification of some Chinese snakes. Sichuan Journal of Zoology, 14 (3): 107-112. - get paper here
  • Zhao, ER MI [as ER MIE DJAO] 1972. Key to Chinese snakes. Mater. Herpetol. Res., 1, Chengdu (in Chinese).
  • Zhao, Er-mi 1997. Infraspecific classification of some Chinese snakes. Asiatic Herpetological Research 7: 170-172 - get paper here
  • Zhao,E. & Adler,K. 1993. Herpetology of China. SSAR, Oxford/Ohio, 1-522
  • ZIEGLER, THOMAS; RALF HENDRIX, VU NGOC THANH, MARTINA VOGT, BERNHARD FORSTER & DANG NGOC KIEN 2007. The diversity of a snake community in a karst forest ecosystem in the central Truong Son, Vietnam, with an identification key. Zootaxa 1493: 1-40 - get paper here
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