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Lycodon meridionalis (BOURRET, 1935)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymDinodon rufozonatum meridionale BOURRET 1935
Dinodon meridionale — ORLOV & RYABOV 2004: 181
Dinodon meridionale — NGUYEN et al. 2009
Lycodon meridionale — SILER et al. 2013 (by implication)
Lycodon meridionalis — HECHT et al. 2013
Dinodon meridionale — WALLACH et al. 2014: 236
Lycodon meridionalis — LUU et al. 2018 
DistributionN Vietnam (Hoa Binh), Laos

Type locality: Chapa (= Sa Pa), Tonkin, N Vietnam.  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1938.0129 
Diagnosis 
CommentBehavior: nocturnal.

Synonymy: D. r. meridionale was synonymized with D. flavozonatum by SMITH 1943. 
References
  • Bourret,R. 1935. Notes herpétologiques sur l'Indochine Française IX. Les serpents de Chapa. Bull. Gen. Instr. Publ., Hanoi 5 et 7: 5-17
  • Gawor, A., C. T. Pham, T. Q. Nguyen, T. T. Nguyen, A. Schmitz & T. Ziegler 2016. The herpetofauna of the Bai Tu Long National Park, northeastern Vietnam. Salamandra 52 (1): 23-41 - get paper here
  • Hecht, Vera L.; Cuong T. Pham, Tao T. Nguyen, Truong Q. Nguyen, Michael Bonkowski & Thomas Ziegler 2013. First report on the herpetofauna of Tay Yen Tu Nature Reserve, northeastern Vietnam. Biodiversity Journal 4 (4): 507–552
  • Janssen HY, Pham CT, Ngo HT, Le MD, Nguyen TQ, Ziegler T 2019. A new species of Lycodon Boie, 1826 (Serpentes, Colubridae) from northern Vietnam. ZooKeys 875: 1-29 - get paper here
  • Luu, V Q; Dinh, T S; Truong, L K & Lo, O V; 2019. Lycodon meridionalis (Vietnamese Large-toothed Snake) Diet. Herpetological Review 50 (1): 161-162 - 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.
  • Luu, Vinh Quang; Michael Bonkowski, Truong Quang Nguyen, Minh Duc Le,, Thomas Calame & Thomas Ziegler 2018. A new species of Lycodon Boie, 1826 (Serpentes: Colubridae) from central Laos. Revue suisse de Zoologie 125(2): 263-276
  • LUU, VINH QUANG; THOMAS ZIEGLER, NGHIA VAN HA, MINH DUC LE, TUOI THI HOANG 2019. A new species of Lycodon Boie, 1826 (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam. Zootaxa 4586 (2): 261-277 - get paper here
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Nguyen, Truong Quang; Tan Van Nguyen, Cuong The Pham, An Vinh Ong & Thomas Ziegler 2018. New records of snakes (Squamata: Serpentes) from Hoa Binh Province, northwestern Vietnam. Bonn zoological Bulletin 67 (1): 15–24 - get paper here
  • Orlov, N. & S. A. Ryabov 2004. Revalidization and change of taxonomic status of Dinodon rufozonatum meridionale Bourret, 1935 (Serpentes: Colubridae: Colubrinae). Russ. J. Herpetol. 11(3): 181-197 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Siler, C. D., Oliveros, C. H., Santanen, A., Brown, R. M. 2013. Multilocus phylogeny reveals unexpected diversification patterns in Asian wolf snakes (genus Lycodon). Zoologica Scripta 42: 262–277 - 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.
 
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