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Xenopeltis hainanensis HU & ZHAO, 1972

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Higher TaxaXenopeltidae, Henophidia, Pythonoidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesChinese: 海南闪鳞蛇 
SynonymXenopeltis hainanensis HU & ZHAO in ZHAO 1972
Xenopeltis hainanensis — ZHAO & ADLER 1993: 220
Xenopeltis hainanensis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 159
Xenopeltis hainanensis jidamingae ZHAO 1995 (fide KIZIRIAN et al. 2003)
Xenopeltis hainanensis hainanensis — ORLOV 2000
Xenopeltis hainanensis jidamingae — ORLOV 2000
Xenopeltis hainanensis — NGUYEN et al. 2009
Xenopeltis hainanensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 802 
DistributionChina (Guangxi east to Zhejiang and south to Hainan), Vietnam (Yen Bai etc.)

Type locality: Dali, Mt. Diaoluo, Hainan Prov.; 200 m.

jidamingae: China (Zhejiang, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Guangxi Zhuang); Type locality: Puyun Xiang, Longquan Co., Zhejiang Province, China (elevation 700 m.).  
TypesHolotype: CIB 64III6016, Male; 5. 15, 1964. 
CommentZhao & Adler 1993 cite the source of this species as HU & ZHAO in ZHAO 1972, (Key to Chinese snakes) although Hu et al. 1975 also describe this species as new (in “Three new species of reptiles from Hainan Island”). 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
  • Hu S., Djao [Zhao] E., and Huang Z. 1975. Three new species of reptiles from Hainan Island, Guangdong Province (in Chinese with English abstract). Acta Zool. Sinica, Peking, 21(4): 379-384 (English translation by Akihiro Koshikawa 1982, Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv, Washington, 53: 1-9). - get paper here
  • Hu S., Djao [Zhao] E., and Huang Z. 1982. Three new species of reptiles from Hainan Island, Guangdong Province [English translation of the original paper by Koshikawa, Akihiro]. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (53): 1-9 - get paper here
  • Kizirian, D. et al. 2003. Taxonomic status of Xenopeltis hainanensis jidamingae ZHAO. Journal of Herpetology 37 (2): 438-440 - get paper here
  • Le, Dzung Trung; Anh Ngoc Dao, Dat Thang Pham, Thomas Ziegler, and Truong Quang Nguyen 2018. New records and an updated list of snakes from Yen Bai Province, Vietnam. Herpetology Notes 11: 101-108 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Orlov, Nicolai L. 2000. Distribution, biology and comparative morphology of the snakes of Xenopeltis genus (Serpentes: Macrostomata: Xenopeltidae) in Vietnam. Russ. J. Herpetol. 7 (2): 103-114 - get paper here
  • 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, Kai; Jinlong Ren, Hongman Chen, Zhitong Lyu, Xianguang Guo Ke Jiang, Jinmin Chen, Jiatang Li, Peng Guo, Yingyong Wang, Jing Che 2020. The updated checklists of amphibians and reptiles of China. Biodiversity Science 28 (2): 189-218 - get paper here
  • Zhao, E.M. 1995. Infraspecific classification of some Chinese snakes. Sichuan Journal of Zoology, 14 (3): 107-112. - get paper here
  • Zhao, E.M. 2006. The snakes of China [in Chinese]. Hefei, China, Anhui Sience & Technology Publ. House, Vol. I, 372 pp., Vol. II (color plates), 280 pp.
  • Zhao, ER MI [as ER MIE DJAO] 1972. Key to Chinese snakes (in Chinese). Mater. Herpetol. Res., 1, Chengdu (in Chinese).
  • Zhao, Er-mi 1997. Infraspecific classification of some Chinese snakes. Asiatic Herpetological Research 7: 170-172 - get paper here
  • Zhao,E. & Adler,K. 1993. Herpetology of China. SSAR, Oxford/Ohio, 1-522
  • 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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