Zening CHEN,Liang ZHANG,Jingsong SHI,et al.A New Species of the Genus Trimeresurus from Southwest China (Squamata: Viperidae)[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2019,10(1):13-23.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.180062]
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A New Species of the Genus Trimeresurus from Southwest China (Squamata: Viperidae)
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Asian Herpetological Research[ISSN:2095-0357/CN:51-1735/Q]

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2019 VoI.10 No.1
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13-23
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2019-03-25

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Title:
A New Species of the Genus Trimeresurus from Southwest China (Squamata: Viperidae)
Author(s):
Zening CHEN12 Liang ZHANG3 Jingsong SHI4 Yezhong TANG1 Yuhong GUO5 Zhaobin SONG2 and Li DING1*
1 Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan, China
2 Key Laboratory of Bio-Resource and Eco-Environment of Ministry of Education, College of Life Sciences, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, Sichuan, China
3 Guangdong Key Laboratory of Animal Conservation and Resource Utilization, Guangdong Public Laboratory of Wild Animal Conservation and Utilization, Guangdong Institute of Applied Biological Resources, Guangzhou 510260, Guangdong, China
4 Key Laboratory of Vertebrate Evolution and Human Origins of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100044, China
5 School of Chemistry and Life sciences, Guizhou Education University, Guiyang 550018, Guizhou, China
Keywords:
Popeia morphology phylogenetics geographical isolation Trimeresurus yingjiangensis sp. nov.
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DOI:
10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.180062
Abstract:
Species from the Trimeresurus popeiorum complex (Subgenus: Popeia) is a very complex group. T. popeiorum is the only Popeia species known from China. During the past two years, five adult Popeia specimens (4 males, 1 female) were collected from Yingjiang County, Southern Yunnan, China. Molecular, morphological and ecological data show distinct differences from known species, herein we describe these specimens as a new species Trimeresurus yingjiangensis sp. nov Chen, Ding, Shi and Zhang, 2018. Morphologically, the new species distinct from other Popeia species by a combination of following characters: (1) dorsal body olive drab,without cross bands on the scales; (2) a conspicuous bicolor ventrolateral stripe present on each side of males, first row of dorsal scales firebrick with a white ellipse dot on posterior upper part in male, these strips absent in females; (3) eyes firebrick in both gender; (4) suboculars separated from 3rd upper labial by one scale on each side; (5) ventrals 164–168 (n = 5); (6) MSR 21.

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