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Pseudoxenodon bambusicola VOGT, 1922

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Pseudoxenodontinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Bamboo Snake
Chinese: 横纹斜鳞蛇 
SynonymPseudoxenodon bambusicola VOGT 1922 : 138
Pseudoxenodon melli VOGT 1922
Pseudoxenodon dorsalis melli — MELL 1929: 205
Pseudoxenodon dorsalis bambusicola — MELL 1931 [1929]
Pseudoxenodon dorsalis melli — MELL 1931 [1929
Pseudoxenodon bambusicola — SMITH 1943: 313
Pseudoxenodon bambusicola — ZIEGLER et al. 2006
Pseudoxenodon bambusicola — WALLACH et al. 2014: 609
Pseudoxenodon bambusicola — WANG et al. 2022 
DistributionS China (Hainan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, Guizhou), N Vietnam (Tam Dao, Vinh Phu, Quang Tri) (Bourret 1936: 117; Orlov and Murphy 2000:72), Laos, Tahiland (Nan)

Type locality: Mountains of North Kwangtung, China  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 38070 
CommentSynonymy: Werner (1926) showed that P. melli and bambusicola are male and female of one species, bambusicola. This suspicion was also expressed by Schmidt 1927. 
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  • NGUYEN, T. V., AND N. A. POYARKOV 2020. Geographic Distribution: Pseudoxenodon bambusicola (Common Bamboo Snake). Vietnam: Quang Tri Province: Da Krong District. Herpetological Review 51: 547-548.
  • NGUYEN, T. V., P. PAWANGKHANANT, C. SUWANNAPOOM, P. INKAEW, AND N. A. POYARKOV 2020. Geographic Distribution: Pseudoxenodon bambusicola (Common Bamboo Snake). Thailand: Nan Province: Bo Kluea District. Herpetological Review 51: 547.
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  • Schmidt, K.P. 1927. The reptiles of Hainan. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 54(3): 395-466 (-575?) - 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.
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