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Fimbrios klossi SMITH, 1921

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Higher TaxaXenodermidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Bearded Snake 
SynonymFimbrios klossi SMITH 1921
Fimbrios klossi — SMITH 1943: 128
Fimbrios klossi — NGUYEN et al. 2009
Fimbrios klossi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 297 
DistributionCambodia, Vietnam, Laos (Champasak), elevation 680 to 1,500 m

Type locality: "at Dalat and Camly at 1500 metres, on the Langbian Plateau, Southern Annam, (Indo-China)." [Vietnam].  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.1.15.87 and 1946.1.15.88 (orig. MAS 2143 and 2145), 310 and 345 mm males, BMNH 1965.1 (orig. MAS 2144), a 395 mm female (M.A. Smith and C. B. Kloss, March-May, 1917). 
CommentType species: Fimbrios klossi SMITH 1921 is the type species of the genus Fimbrios SMITH 1921. 
EtymologyNamed after Cecil Boden Kloss (1877-1949), director of the Raffles Museum in Singapore from 1923 to 1932. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Smith, M.A. 1921. New or little-known Reptiles and Batrachians from Southern Annam (Indochina). Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1921: 423-440 - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
  • Stuart, B.L. & Heatwole, H. 2008. Country records of snakes from Laos. Hamadryad 33: 97–106
  • Teynié, A. & David, P. 2010. Voyages Naturalistes au Laos: Les Reptiles. Éditions Revoir, Nohanent, 315 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.
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