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Pareas boulengeri (ANGEL, 1920)

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Higher TaxaPareidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Boulenger's Slug Snake
Chinese: 平鳞钝头蛇 
SynonymAmblycephalus Boulengeri ANGEL 1920
Amblycephalus monticola boulengeri — MELL 1931 [1929]
Pareas boulengeri HU, ZHAO & LIU 1973
Pareas boulengeri — GUO et al. 2006
Pareas boulengeri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 535
Pareas boulengeri — VOGEL 2015 
DistributionChina (Gansu, Sichuan, Guizhou, Guangxi, Guangdong, Hunan, Henan, Jiangxi)

Type locality: "Région de Koeï Tchéou, Chine." [=Guizhou region, southeastern China, ca. 27˚N, 107˚E].  
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 1912.0349, a 470 mm specimen, MNHN-RA 1912.0350, a 182 mm specimen, and MNHN-RA 1912.0351, a 460 mm specimen (Révérend Père Cavalerie) 
CommentHabitat: partly arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
EtymologyNamed after George Albert Boulenger (1858 - 1937), herpetologist at the British Museum of Natural History, London. 
  • Angel,M.F. 1920. Liste de reptiles récémment déterminés et entrés dans les collections et description d’une nouvelle espèce du genre Amblycephalus. Bull. Mus. nation. Hist. nat., Paris 1920: 112-114 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Chen, Xiao-hong; Zhu, Ming-wei; Hou, Ming-gen; Qu, Wen-yuan. 2006. A new record of Colubridae family, Pareas boulengeri, in Henan Province. Sichuan Journal of Zoology 25(2):269. [In Chinese] - get paper here
  • GUO Ke-ji, DENG Xue-jian 2006. A new record of Colubridae family, Pareas boulengeri, in Hunan Province. Sichuan Journal of Zoology 25 (2): 270 - get paper here
  • Guo, Keji & Deng, Xuejiang 2009. A new species of Pareas (Serpentes: Colubridae: Pareatinae) from the Gaoligong Mountains, southwestern China. Zootaxa 2008: 53-60 - get paper here
  • Harrington, Sean M; Jordyn M de Haan, Lindsey Shapiro, Sara Ruane 2018. Habits and characteristics of arboreal snakes worldwide: arboreality constrains body size but does not affect lineage diversification. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 125 (1): 61–71 - get paper here
  • Mell,R. 1931. List of Chinese snakes. Lingnan Sci. Jour., Canton, 8 [1929]: 199-219.
  • Song-Mingtao 1987. Survey of the reptiles of southern Shaanxi. Acta Herpetologica Sinica 6 (1): 59-64 - get paper here
  • Vogel, G. 2015. A New Montane Species of the Genus Pareas Wagler, 1830 (Squamata: Pareatidae) from Northern Myanmar. Taprobanica 7 (1): 1-7 - 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, 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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