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Sinomicrurus hatori (TAKAHASHI, 1930)

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymCalliophis hatori TAKAHASHI 1930: 139
Hemibungarus sauteri hatorii — MAKI 1931: 164
Hemibungarus sauteri — OSHIMA 1944: 214 (part.)
Calliophis japonicus sauteri — LOVERIDGE 1946: 153
Hemibungarus sauteri hatori — WANG & WANG 1956: 65
Calliophis sauteri — TAKARA 1962: 138 (part.)
Calliophis sauteri hatori — KLEMMER 1963: 285
Calliophis japonicus — GANS 1978: 18 (part.)
Calliophis (Hemibungarus) sauteri — LUE 1989: 39
Hemibungarus japonicus sauteri — TORIBA in GOLAY et al. 1993: 141
Micrurus japonicus sauteri — WELCH 1994: 85 (part.)
Hemibungarus hatori — OTA, ITO & LIN 1999
Sinomicrurus hatori — SLOWINSKI, BOUNDY & LAWSON 2001
Sinomicrurus hatori — WALLACH et al. 2014: 676 
DistributionNE Taiwan

Type locality: “Karenk, Formosa” [=Taiwan].  
TypesHolotype: KUZ ? (Coll. Sci. Kyoto Imp. Univ. no. a, K. Kodaira, Feb. 1927); not designated but “formerly in Taiwan Library” fide WALLACH et al. 2014: 676. 

Synonymy mainly after OTA et al. 1999. 
EtymologyNamed after S. Hatori, a Japanese herpetologist in Formosa (Taiwan) which was a Japanese possession until the early 20th century. 
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  • Gans, C. 1978. Reptilian venoms: some evolutionary considerations. In: Gans,C. & Gans,K.A. (eds.), Biology of the Reptilia, vol. 8, Physiology B, pp. 1-42. Academic Press, London. - get paper here
  • Golay,P, H.M. SMITH, D.G. BROADLEY, J. R. DIXON, C., MCCARTHY, J. C. RAGE, B. SCHÀTTI & M.TORIBA 1993. Endoglyphs and other major venomous snakes of the world. A checklist. [type catalogue] Aire-Genève, Azemiops S. A. Herpetological Data Center: i-xv + 1-478.
  • Klemmer,K. 1963. Liste der rezenten Giftschlangen. Elapidae, Hydropheidae [sic], Viperidae und Crotalidae. In: Die Giftschlangen der Erde. Behringwerk-Mitteilungen, spec. Suppl., Marburg.
  • Loveridge,A. 1946. Reptiles of the Pacific World. MacMillan Publ. Co., New York.
  • Lue,K.Y. 1989. Taiwan Snakes [in Chinese]. Taiwan Prov. Dept. Educ., Taipei.
  • Maki, M. 1931. A new banded gecko, Eublepharis orientalis, Sp. Nov. from Riu Kyu. Annotaiones Zoologicae Japonenses, 13:9—11
  • Oshima, M. 1944. An annotated catalogue of the venomous snakes of the East Asian Mutually Prosperous region [In Japanese]. Hokuryu-kan, Tokyo.
  • Ota, Hidetoshi, Akiko Ito and Jun-Tsong Lin. 1999. Systematic review of the Elapid snakes allied to Hemibungarus japonicus (Günther, 1868) in the East Asian Islands, with description of a new subspecies from the central Ryukyus. Journal of Herpetology 33 (4): 675-687 - get paper here
  • Slowinski, Joseph B.; Boundy, Jeff & Lawson,R. 2001. The phylogenetic relationships of Asian coral snakes (Elapidae: Calliophis and Maticora) based on morphological and molecular characters. Herpetologica 57 (2): 233-245 - get paper here
  • Takahashi,S. 1930. Synopsis of the terrestrial snakes of Japan [in Japanese]. Shunyo-do, Tokyo.
  • Takara,T. 1962. Studies on the terrestrial snakes in the Ryukyu Archipelago [In Japanese with English summary]. Sci. Bull. Agr. Home Econ. Div., Univ. Ryukyus (9): 1-202
  • 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,C. S. & Wang,Y. H. M. 1956. The reptile [sic] of Taiwan. Taiwan Mus., Taipei, Quarterly J. 9 (1): 1-86
  • Welch, K. R. G. 1994. Snakes of the World. A Checklist. I. Venomous snakes. KCM Books, Somerset, England.
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