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Dendrelaphis hollinrakei LAZELL, 2002

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Ahaetuliinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesChinese: 香港过树蛇 
SynonymDendrelaphis hollinrakei LAZELL 2002
Dendrelaphis hollinrakei — WALLACH et al. 2014: 218 
DistributionChina (Shek Kwu Chau Island)

Type locality: Shek Kwu Chau Island, China  
TypesHolotype: MCZ R-173278 
CommentBehavior: diurnal

Habitat: fully arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018) 
Etymologynamed after Dr. Barrie Hollinrake, M.D., who collected the type specimen sometime between 1971 and 1984 on the small island of Shek Kwu Chau. It seems that in 1971, Dr. Hollinrake took over the administration of this island as Medical Superintendent of the Government’s Drug Re-habilitation and Treatment centre on this Hong Kong offshore island. He wrote a number of papers on the work done there. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Blackburn, D.G. 1993. STANDARDIZED CRITERIA FOR THE RECOGNITION OF REPRODUCTIVE MODES IN SQUAMATE REPTILES. Herpetologica 49 (1): 118-132 - get paper here
  • Harrington, Sean M; Jordyn M de Haan, Lindsey Shapiro, Sara Ruane 2018. Habits and characteristics of arboreal snakes worldwide: arboreality constrains body size but does not affect lineage diversification. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 125 (1): 61–71 - get paper here
  • Lazell,J.D. 2002. The herpetofauna of Shek Kwu Chau, South Chinese Sea, with descriptions of two new colubrid snakes. Mem. Hong Kong Nat. Hist. Soc. 25: 82 pp.
  • 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
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