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Hebius chapaensis (BOURRET, 1934)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Vietnam Water Snake
Chinese: 沙坝腹链蛇 
SynonymPararhabdophis chapaensis BOURRET 1934
Pararhabdophis chapaensis — SMITH 1943: 316
Pararhabdophis chapaensis — NGUYEN et al. 2009
Pararhabdophis chapaensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 533
Hebius chapaensis — KIZIRIAN et al. 2018
Hebius chapaensis — REN et al. 2018 
DistributionVietnam (Lao Cai, Yen Bai), China (Yunnan)

Type locality: Chapa, Tong-King (= Sa Pa, Lao Cai Province, North Vietnam)  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1938.0125 
CommentType species: Pararhabdophis chapaensis BOURRET 1934 is the type species of the genus Pararhabdophis BOURRET 1934.

Synonymy: Kizirian et al. 2018 and Ren et al. 2018 synonymized Parahelicops with Hebius. 
  • Bourret, R. 1934. Notes herpétologiques sur l'Indochine Française I. Ophidiens de Chapa. Bull. Gen. Instr. Pub. Hanoi 7 (March 1934): 129-138
  • KIZIRIAN, DAVID; NGUYEN QUANG TRUONG, HANH THI NGO, AND MINH DUC LE, 2018. Parahelicops, Pararhabdophis, Paraphyly: Phylogenetic Relationships among Certain Southeast Asian Natricine Snakes (Hebius). American Museum Novitates, (3906):1-7 - get paper here
  • Le, Dzung Trung; Anh Ngoc Dao, Dat Thang Pham, Thomas Ziegler, and Truong Quang Nguyen 2018. New records and an updated list of snakes from Yen Bai Province, Vietnam. Herpetology Notes 11: 101-108 - get paper here
  • Luu, V. Q., Dinh, T. S., Lo, O. V., Nguyen, T. Q. and Ziegler, T. 2020. New records and an updated list of reptiles from Ba Vi National Park, Vietnam. Bonn Zoological Bulletin 69: 1-9.
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Pham AV, Ziegler T, Nguyen TQ 2020. New records and an updated checklist of snakes from Son La Province, Vietnam. Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e52779 - get paper here
  • REN, JIN-LONG; KAI WANG, TAO THIEN NGUYEN, CHUNG VAN HOANG, GUANG-HUI ZHONG, KE JIANG, PENG GUO, JIA-TANG LI 2018. Taxonomic re-evaluation of the monotypic genus Pararhabdophis Bourret, 1934 (Squamata: Colubridae: Natricinae) with discovery of its type species, P. chapaensis, from China. Zootaxa 4486 (1): 031–056 - 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.
  • 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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