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Plagiopholis delacouri ANGEL, 1929

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Pseudoxenodontinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymPlagiopholis delacouri ANGEL 1929: 77
Trirhinopholis nuchalis — SMITH 1930: 681
Trirhinopholis styani BOURET 1936 (non BOULENGER)
Plagiopholis delacouri — SMITH 1943: 326
Plagiopholis delacouri — ZIEGLER et al. 2007
Plagiopholis delacouri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 562 
DistributionLaos, Vietnam (Lao Cai, Vinh Phuc)

Type locality: Chieng-kuang (= Xiengkhouang Province), Laos  
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 1928.0065-0066 (2 syntypes) 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Jean Theodore Delacour (1890-1985), a French-American ornithologist who was born in Paris and died in Los Angeles. 
  • Angel, F. 1929. Liste des reptiles et batraciens du Haut-Laos recueillis par M. Delacour. Descriptions d’un genere de especes et d‘ une variete d’ophidiens. Bull. Mus. natl. Hist. nat. Paris (2) 1: 75-81 - 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
  • Deuve, J. 1961. Liste annotee des Serpents du Laos. Bull. Soc. Sci. Nat. Laos 1:5-32.
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Smith, M.A. 1930. Two new Snakes from Tonkin, Indo-China. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 6: 681-683 - 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.
  • ZIEGLER, THOMAS; RALF HENDRIX, VU NGOC THANH, MARTINA VOGT, BERNHARD FORSTER & DANG NGOC KIEN 2007. The diversity of a snake community in a karst forest ecosystem in the central Truong Son, Vietnam, with an identification key. Zootaxa 1493: 1-40 - get paper here
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