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Ptyas multicincta (ROUX, 1907)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Many-banded Green Snake, North China Green Snake
Chinese: 横纹翠青蛇 
SynonymAblabes multicinctus ROUX 1907
Ablabes retrofasciatus ANGEL 1920 (fide SMITH 1943)
Zamenis moi SMITH 1921 (fide SMITH 1943)
Ablabes multicinctus bicolor ANGEL 1929 (fide SMITH 1943)
Liopeltis sinii FAN 1931
Liopeltis multicinctus — ANGEL & BOURRET 1933
Liopeltis major multicinctus — BOURRET 1936
Opheodrys multicinctus — SMITH 1943: 179
Liopeltis major multicinctus — DEUVE 1961: 21
Eurypholis multicinctus — POPE 1936
Entechinus multicinctus — CUNDALL 1981
Liopeltis multicinctus — WELCH 1988
Entechinus multicinctus — WELCH 1988
Cyclophiops multicinctus — ZHAO & ADLER 1993
Cyclophiops multicinctus — ZIEGLER 2002: 224
Cyclophiops multicinctus — NGUYEN et al. 2009
Cyclophiops multicinctus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 203
Ptyas multicinctus — FIGUEROA et al. 2016
Cyclophiops multicinctus — HAUSER 2018 
DistributionChina (Hainan, Guangxi, S Yunnan, Guangdong),
Laos, Vietnam (Hoa Binh), Thailand (Uttaradit)

Type locality: Tonkin, N Vietnam.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MHNN (Neuchâtel), (but unlocated fide NGUYEN et al. 2009) 
Diagnosis 
CommentBehavior: diurnal.

Habitat: partly arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
References
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