DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1245.2012.00316

Asian Herpetological Research 2012/3:4 PP.316-321

On the Occurrence of Oligodon joynsoni (Smith, 1917) (Squamata:Colubridae) in China

On the basis of a different dorsal pattern, and a low number of maxillary teeth, the specimens of Oligodon joynsoni (Smith, 1917) from the Nonggang National Nature Reserve, Guangxi, China formerly identified as O. joynsoni by several authors should be referred to the recently described species O. nagao David, Nguyen, Nguyen, Jiang, Chen, Teynié, and Ziegler, 2012. Here, we provide the first genuine record of O. joynsoni (Smith, 1917) in China based on a male specimen collected from Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China.

Key words:taxonomy, revision, record, Oligodon joynsoni, Colubridae, Squamata

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