Gloydius changdaoensis LI, 1999
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Gloydius changdaoensis?
|Higher Taxa||Viperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Chinese: 庙岛蝮|
|Synonym||Gloydius saxatilis changdaoensis LI 1999|
Gloydius lijianlii JIANG & ZHAO 2009
Gloydius lijianlii — WALLACH et al. 2014: 311
Gloydius changdaoensis — SHI et al. 20216
Gloydius changdaoensis — ASADI et al. 2019
|Distribution||China (Daheishan Is., Changdao County; Zifu Peninsula and Jia Is., Yantai City, Shandong Province)|
Type locality: Daheishan Island, Changdao County, Shandong Province, China.
lijianlii (invalid): China (N coast Shandong peninsula); Type locality: Daheishan Island (37°58'N, 121°35'E; elevation 174 m
|Types||Syntypes: ZIAS 9456, 13291–92 (Vladivostok) and ZIAS 13308 (Suchan); of the many specimens listed in the original description (Emelianov, 1937:27 and Tables 1-3), only two are consistent with the type locality as given in his English summary: Table II, No. 17, D(al'nii). V(ostok). (= Far East U(niversitet)., r. Suchan, 8 VIII 1927, (coIl.) Gasovskii, and Table III, No.7, Zoological Cabinet. GDU, vic. Vladivostok, 30 IX 1927, (coIl.) A. A. Emelianov. Gloyd and Conant (1990:358) seemingly were unsure of which specimens were part of type series.|
Holotype: DLNM (?), Natural History Museum of Snake Island, Dalian.
Holotype: CIB 095886 [lijianlii]
|Comment||Conservation: one of the 30 most endangered viper species (Maritz et al. 2016).|
Synonymy: Simonov et al. 2017 suggested (in an SEH conference abstract) to synonymize Gloydius lijianlii with G. changdaoensis, which was reiterated by Asadi et al. 2019 (without further support). Hence the validity of Gloydius lijianlii is uncertain at this point.
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