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Dendrelaphis binhi NGUYEN, NGUYEN, LE, NGUYEN, VO, VO, CHE & MURPHY, 2023

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Ahaetuliinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Binh’s Bronzeback Snake
Vietnamese: Rắn leo cây bὶnh 
SynonymDendrelaphis binhi NGUYEN, NGUYEN, LE, NGUYEN, VO, VO, CHE & MURPHY 2023 
DistributionVietnam (Binh Thuan, Ninh Thuan)

Type locality: Tuy Phong, Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam; coordinates 11°12’36.2”N, 108°41’43.2”E; elevation 34 m a.s.l.  
TypesHolotype. ITBCZ 6663, adult male, collected by S.N. Nguyen and L.T. Nguyen, on 23 July 2018 (Figs. 3&4).
Paratypes (7): ITBCZ 6664, ITBCZ 6666 (adult females), ITBCZ 6665 (subadult male), collected by the same collectors, on the same date and site as the holotype; ITBCZ 6681 (adult male), collected from Tuy Phong, Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam, coordinates 11°13’03.3”N, 108°39’10.2”E, elevation 39 m a.s.l. by S.N. Nguyen and L.T. Nguyen, on 26 July 2018; ITBCZ 5944-6 (adult females), collected from Thuan Nam, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam; coordinates 11°19’18.4”N, 108°56’46.6”E; elevation 105 m a.s.l. by S.N. Nguyen and D.H.V. Nguyen, on 13 April 2017 (Figs. 3–5). 
EtymologyNamed in honor of Dr. Ngô Văn Bὶnh, a Vietnamese herpetologist who passed away suddenly in 2023 at the age of 49 by a serious stroke. 
  • NGUYEN, S. N., NGUYEN, V. D. H., VAN LE, M. A. N. H., NGUYEN, L. T., THI-DIEU-HIEN, V. O., VO, B. D., ... & MURPHY, R. W. 2023. A new snake of the genus Dendrelaphis Boulenger, 1890 (Squamata: Colubridae) from the coastal area of southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 5318 (1): 130-144 - get paper here
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