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Hebius deschauenseei (TAYLOR, 1934)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Northern Keelback, Deschauensee’s Keelback
G: Deschauensees Wassernatter 
SynonymNatrix deschauenseei TAYLOR 1934: 300
Amphiesma deschauenseei — DAVID, VOGEL & PAUWELS 1998
Amphiesma deschauenseei — DAVID et al. 2007
Hebius deschauenseei — GUO et al. 2014
Amphiesma deschauenseei — WALLACH et al. 2014: 29
Amphiesma deschauenseei — CHAN-ARD et al. 2015: 230 
DistributionThailand, Vietnam

Type locality: Type loc. Chieng Mai, North Siam.  
TypesHolotype: ANSP 19927, Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia. Coll., Baron R. M. de Schauensee, between Jan. 1 — Mar. 1, 1933. 
CommentListed as synonym of Natrix (= Amphiesma) modesta by SMITH 1943: 290. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Rodolphe Mayer Deschauensee (1901-1984), former Curator and Director of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia and among the collectors of the holotype. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Chan-ard, T., Parr, J.W.K. & Nabhitabhata, J. 2015. A field guide to the reptiles of Thailand. Oxford University Press, NY, 352 pp. [see book reviews by Pauwels & Grismer 2015 and Hikida 2015 for corrections] - get paper here
  • Das, I. 2012. A Naturalist's Guide to the Snakes of South-East Asia: Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali. Oxford J, ohn Beaufoy Publishing - get paper here
  • David P., G. Vogel & Pauwels,O. 1998. Amphiesma optatum (Hu & Djao, 1966) (Serpentes, Colubridae): an addition to the snake fauna of Vietnam, with a list of the species of the genus Amphiesma and a note on its type species. Journal of Taiwan Museum 51 (2): 83-92 - get paper here
  • David, P., Bain, R. H., Nguyen Quang Truong, Orlov, N. L., Vogel, G., Vu Ngoc Thanh & T. Ziegler 2007. A new species of the natricine snake genus Amphiesma from the Indochinese Region (Squamata: Colubridae: Natricinae). Zootaxa 1462: 41-60 - get paper here
  • GUO, PENG; FEI ZHU, QIN LIU, LIANG ZHANG, JIAN X. LI, YU Y. HUANG & R. ALEXANDER PYRON 2014. A taxonomic revision of the Asian keelback snakes, genus Amphiesma (Serpentes: Colubridae: Natricinae), with description of a new species. Zootaxa 3873 (4): 425–440 - get paper here
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Taylor, E.H. 1944. Present location of certain herpetological and other type specimens. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 30 (1): 117-187. - get paper here
  • Taylor,E.H. 1934. Zoological results of the third De Schauensee Siamese Expedition, part IlI. Amphibians and Reptiles. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 86: 281-310 - get paper here
  • Taylor,E.H. 1965. The serpents of Thailand and adjacent waters. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 45 (9): 609-1096 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Ziegler, T., and Quyet, L.K. 2006. A new natricine snake of the genus Amphiesma (Squamata: Colubridae: Natricinae) from the central Truong Son, Vietnam. Zootaxa 1225:39-56 - get paper here
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