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Achalinus meiguensis HU & ZHAO, 1966

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Higher TaxaXenodermidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Szechwan Odd-scaled Snake
Chinese: 美姑脊蛇 
SynonymAchalinus meiguensis HU & ZHAO 1966
Achalinus meiguensis — GUO et al. 1999
Achalinus meiguensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 5 
DistributionChina (W Sichuan, Yunnan), elevation 1200-1400 m.

Type locality: Liang He Kou, Meigu Co., Sichuan Prov.; 2520 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: CIB 639101, Female; Coll. X. Y Tang; 5. 22, 1963. 
CommentNot listed, at least as such, in the Zoological Record of 1966. 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
  • Gao Z 1991. Discovery of Achalinus meiguensis in Anxian County, Sichuan [in Chinese]. Sichuan Journal of Zoology 10 (1): 33. - get paper here
  • Guo, P., F. J. Zhang, and Y. Y. Chen. 1999. Catalogue of type specimens of reptiles in the Herpetological Collections of Chengdu Institute of Biology,the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Asiatic Herpetological Research 8: 43~47 - get paper here
  • Hu, Shu-QIN & Zhao, Ermi 1966. Three new species of reptiles from Szechwan (in Chinese with English abstract). Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, Peking, 3 (2): 158-164
  • Inger R F; Zhao E; Bradley Shaffer H; Guanfu Wu 1990. Report on a collection of amphibians and reptiles from Sichuan, China. Fieldiana: Zoology (No. 58) : i-iii, 1-24 - get paper here
  • Kou Z., Wang X. 2003. A new record of snake, Achalinus meiguensis in Yunnan Province. Sichuan Journal of Zoology 22(4): 263- 267
  • LI, K., WU, Y. Y., XU, R. Y., ZHU, F., REN, J. L., GUO, P., & DONG, B. J. 2021. A new species of the Achalinus rufescens complex (Xenodermidae: Achalinus) from Fujian Province, China. Zootaxa, 5026(2): 239-254 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Wang, Kai; Jinlong Ren, Hongman Chen, Zhitong Lyu, Xianguang Guo Ke Jiang, Jinmin Chen, Jiatang Li, Peng Guo, Yingyong Wang, Jing Che 2020. The updated checklists of amphibians and reptiles of China. Biodiversity Science 28 (2): 189-218 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • ZIEGLER, THOMAS; TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, CUONG THE PHAM, TAO THIEN NGUYEN, ANH VAN PHAM, MONA VAN SCHINGEN, THAM THI NGUYEN, MINH DUC LE 2019. Three new species of the snake genus Achalinus from Vietnam (Squamata: Xenodermatidae). Zootaxa 4590 (2): 249-269 - get paper here
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