LI Cao,LIU Qin and GUO Peng.Expanded Description of a Chinese Endemic Snake Opisthotropis cheni (Serpentes: Colubridae: Natricinae)[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2010,1(1):57-60.[doi:10.3724/SP.J.1245.2010.00057]
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Expanded Description of a Chinese Endemic Snake Opisthotropis cheni (Serpentes: Colubridae: Natricinae)
LI Cao1 LIU Qin1 and GUO Peng 1 2*
1 Department of Life Sciences and Food Engineering, Yibin University, Yibin 644000, Sichuan, China
2 Chendgu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan, China
snake Opisthotropis cheni morphology China
Based on seven newly-collected specimens, we provide an expanded description for the rare Chinese snake Opisthotropis cheni. The new specimens are consistent with the type series in scale counts and body dimensions. However, two individuals lack yellow cross-bands that are apparent in the type specimens. A key to the ten Chinese species of Opisthotropis is provided.


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