Revalidization and Change of Taxonomic Status of Dinodon rufozonatum meridionale Bourret, 1935 (Serpentes: Colubridae: Colubrinae)

Nikolai L. Orlov, Sergei S. Ryabov


Recently collected series of snakes of genus Dinodon from Vietnam and China, examination of museum collections and type specimens allow us to revalidize the name Dinodon rufozonatum meridionale and to change its taxonomic status; the comparison with other species of the genus Dinodon from Indochina, south and east China is conducted; the data on the natural history of Dinodon meridionale are given.


Dinodon; colubrid snakes; taxonomy; Vietnam; China

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