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Lycodon multizonatus (ZHAO & JIANG, 1981)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Luding Wolf Snake, Luding Kukri Snake
Chinese: 横纹白环蛇 
SynonymOligodon multizonatum ZHAO & JIANG 1981
Oligodon mulizonatum — GUO et al. 1999 (in error)
Oligodon multizonatus — ZHAO 2006
Oligodon multizonatum — WALLACH et al. 2014: 500
Lycodon multizonatus — LEI et al. 2014
Oligodon multizonatus — PYRON & BURBRINK 2013 
DistributionChina (W Sichuan, SE Gansu), 1400 m elevation

Type locality: Luding Co., Sichuan Prov., China; 1,400 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: CIB 80II0289, Male. 
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  • 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
  • LEI, Juan; Xiaoyu SUN, Ke JIANG, Gernot VOGEL, David T. BOOTH, Li DING 2014. Multilocus Phylogeny of Lycodon and the Taxonomic Revision of Oligodon multizonatum. Asian Herpetological Research 5 (1): 26–37
  • Pyron, R. Alexander; Frank T. Burbrink 2013. Early origin of viviparity and multiple reversions to oviparity in squamate reptiles. Ecology Letters 17 (1): 13–21 (published online 2013, in print 2014), DOI: 10.1111/ele.12168 - 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.
  • Wang K, Yu ZB, Vogel G, Che J. 2020. Contribution to the taxonomy of the genus Lycodon H. Boie in Fitzinger, 1827 (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae) in China, with description of two new species and resurrection and elevation of Dinodon septentrionale chapaense Angel, Bourret, 1933. Zool Res 42 (1): 62-86 [online 2020, in print 2021] - get paper here
  • 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
  • Zhao, E.M. 2006. The snakes of China [in Chinese]. Hefei, China, Anhui Sience & Technology Publ. House, Vol. I, 372 pp., Vol. II (color plates), 280 pp.
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