Lifang PENG,Lijun WANG,Li DING,et al.A New Species of the Genus Sinomicrurus Slowinski, Boundy and Lawson, 2001 (Squamata: Elapidae) from Hainan Province, China[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2018,9(2):65-73.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.170090]
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A New Species of the Genus Sinomicrurus Slowinski, Boundy and Lawson, 2001 (Squamata: Elapidae) from Hainan Province, China
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A New Species of the Genus Sinomicrurus Slowinski, Boundy and Lawson, 2001 (Squamata: Elapidae) from Hainan Province, China
Lifang PENG12# Lijun WANG3# Li DING4 Yiwu ZHU1 Jian LUO5 Diancheng YANG1 Ruyi HUANG6 Shunqing LU1* and Song HUANG1#*
1 College of Life and Environment Sciences, Huangshan University, Huangshan 245021, China
2 School of Sciences,Tibet University, Lahsa 850000, China
3 College of Life Sciences, Hainan Normal University, Haikou 571158, China
4 Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, China
5 High School Affiliated to Southwest University, Chongqing 400700, China
6 Tunxi No. 1 Middle School, Huangshan 245021, China
Hainan morphology taxonomy Sinomicrurus kelloggi Sinomicrurus houi sp. nov.
A new species of the coral snake genus Sinomicrurus is described based on four specimens from southern Hainan Island (three specimens from Tianchi, Jianfengling National Nature Reserve, one specimen from Diaoluoshan National Nature Reserve), Hainan Province, China. Morphologically, the new species is rather similar to Sinomicrurus kelloggi. However, it is distinct from S. kelloggi by the pattern on the head, the head length, head length/width, the number of infralabial scales, number of bands on dorsal body, and number of blotches on the belly.


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