New Record of a Genus and Species of Odd-Scaled Snake (Serpentes: Xenodermidae) from China

Cai De Bo, Zening Chen, Jun Gao, Ding Li, Rong Dai


Parafimbrios has been reported in Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. In this paper, based on morphological and molecular data, Parafimbrios lao was reported as the first record of a genus and species of odd-scaled snake in China. This record extends the extent of occurrence to 65,000 km2 and the area of occurrence to 20 km2.


Parafimbrios lao; reptile; first confirmed record; Yunnan; IUCN

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