[1].A New Species of the Genus Protobothrops (Squamata: Viperidae: Crotalinae) from the Dabie Mountains, Anhui, China[J].Asian Herpetological Research,2012,3(3):213-218.[doi:10.3724/SP.J.1245.2012.00213]
 Xin HUANG,Tao PAN,Demin HAN,et al.A New Species of the Genus Protobothrops (Squamata: Viperidae: Crotalinae) from the Dabie Mountains, Anhui, China[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2012,3(3):213-218.[doi:10.3724/SP.J.1245.2012.00213]

A New Species of the Genus Protobothrops (Squamata: Viperidae: Crotalinae) from the Dabie Mountains, Anhui, China()

Asian Herpetological Research[ISSN:2095-0357/CN:51-1735/Q]

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A New Species of the Genus Protobothrops (Squamata: Viperidae: Crotalinae) from the Dabie Mountains, Anhui, China
Xin HUANG1 Tao PAN1 Demin HAN1 Liang ZHANG2 Yinxu HOU3 Lei YU4 Heming ZHENG5 and Baowei ZHANG1*
1 School of Life Sciences, Anhui University, Hefei 230039, Anhui, China
2 South China Institute of Endangered Animals, Guangzhou 510000, Guangdong, China
3 Anhui Center for Desease Control and Prevention, Hefei 230601, Anhui, China
4 Anhui Bird Watching Society, Hefei 230601, Anhui, China
5 Jianghuai School, Anhui University, Hefei 230039, Anhui, China
taxonomy Protobothrops dabieshanensis sp. nov. snake Yaoluoping Nature Reserve Anhui
During a biological survey in July 2011, a pit viper was collected from the Yaoluoping Nature Reserve in the Dabie Mountains, Anhui, China. The pit viper’s the total length measured 836 mm with a dorsal ground color of yellow-brown, decorated by 56 dark-brown transverse bands. The 4th supralabial squama of the new species is separated from subocular by two squamae, and the tip of tail is orange; this combination of characters distinguish it from other species of the genus Protobothrops. Based on the body proportions, number of squamae, body color pattern, and comparing the data of its life history with those of other species of Protobothrops, we herein describe it as a new species, belonging to the genus of Protobothrops.


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