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Protobothrops sieversorum (ZIEGLER, HERRMANN, DAVID, ORLOV & PAUWELS, 2000)

IUCN Red List - Protobothrops sieversorum - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Three horned-scaled pitviper 
SynonymTriceratolepidophis sieversorum ZIEGLER, HERRMANN, DAVID, ORLOV & PAUWELS 2000
Triceratolepidophis sieversorum — GUMPRECHT et al. 2004
Protobothrops sieversorum — ORLOV et al. 2009
Protobothrops sieversorum — MALHOTRA et al. 2011
Triceratolepidophis sieversorum — WALLACH et al. 2014: 722 
DistributionVietnam (Quang Binh)

Type locality: Phong Nha (village), Phong Nha Nature Reserve, Prov. Quang Binh, Vietnam, 100 m elevation. Only known from the type locality.  
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 71262 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (Triceratolepidophis): see Ziegler et al. 2000: 201.

Distribution: see map in Guo et a. 2016: 383 (Fig. 1). 
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  • HERRMANN, H.-W., ZIEGLER, T., STUART, B. L. & N. L. ORLOV 2002. New findings on the distribution, morphology and natural history of Triceratolepidophis sieversorum (Serpentes: Viperidae). Herpetological Natural History 9 (1): 89-94
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  • ZIEGLER, T. & H.-W. HERRMANN 2002. Wiederentdeckung zweier gehörnter Grubenotterarten in Vietnam. Mitteilungen Zoologische Gesellschaft für Arten- und Populationsschutz e.V. 18(2): 24-26
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