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Pareas stanleyi (BOULENGER, 1914)

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Higher TaxaPareidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Stanley's Slug Snake
Chinese: 福建钝头蛇 
SynonymAmblycephalus stanleyi BOULENGER 1914
Amblycephalus sinensis STANLEY 1917
Amblycephalus (formosensis) stanleyi — MELL 1931 [1929]
Pareas stanleyi — HU et al. 1980
Pareas stanleyi — GUO et al. 2012 (GenBank JN230705)
Pareas stanleyi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 537 
DistributionChina (Fujian, Zhejiang, Guizhou, Sichuan)

Type locality: “N.W. Fokien, China”  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.20.4 
CommentHabitat: partly arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
Etymologynamed after Dr. Arthur Stanley, Curator of the Shanghai Museum, who “presented” the specimen to the British Museum. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, GEORGE A. 1914. Descriptions of new species of snakes in the collection of the British Museum. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (8) 14 (84): 482-485. - 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
  • Guo, Peng and Ermi Zhao 2004. Pareas stanleyi - A record new to Sichuan, China and a Key to the Chinese Species. Asiatic Herpetological Research 10: 280-281 - 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
  • Li D 1989. A survey of reptiles in Leigongshan area. In: Matsui, M., Hikida, T. & Goris, R.C. [Eds]. Current Herpetology in East Asia. Proceedings of the Second Japan-China Herpetological Symposium Kyoto, July 1988. Herpetological Society of Japan, Kyoto, Japan: i-ix, 1-521 [269-275]
  • Mell,R. 1931. List of Chinese snakes. Lingnan Sci. Jour., Canton, 8 [1929]: 199-219.
  • Stanley, ARTHUR 1917. Two new species of Chinese snakes. Jour. North-China Branch Royal Asiatic Soc., Shanghai, 47 [1916]: 83-84
  • 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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