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Taxonomy of the family Xenodermidae
Bibliography of the genus Achalinus
Biodiversity of the family Xenodermidae








Genus
Achalinus

East Asian Burrowing Snakes

Ostasiatische Wühlnattern

Østasiatiske Gravesnoge

1869 Achalinus Peters (type species: Achalinus spinalis Peters 1869)
1877 Ophielaps Sauvage (type species: Ophielaps braconnieri Sauvage 1877)
1913 Achalinopsis Steindachner (type species: Achalinopsis sauteri Steindachner 1913; syn. Williams & Wallach 1989)
Contents: 13 species, of which 9 (69.2%) are endemic.
Distribution: E. Asia.
Reported from: China (Anhui, Chongqing, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hong Kong, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang), Japan (Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, Ryukyu Islands [Okinawa Islands, Sakishima Islands (incl. Yaeyama Islands), Satsunan Islands]), Taiwan, Vietnam.

Achalinus ater

Chinese Black Burrowing Snake, (Bourret's Odd-scaled Snake)

Chinesische Schwarze Wühlnatter

Kinesisk Sort Gravesnog

1935 Achalinus niger Bourret [not Achalinus niger Maki 1931]
1937 Achalinus ater Bourret [substitute name for Achalinus niger Bourret 1935]

Distribution: China (Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan), Vietnam.


Achalinus emilyae

Quang Ninh Burrowing Snake, (Emily's Burrowing Snake)

Quang-Ninh-Wühlnatter

Quang Ninh-gravesnog

2019 Achalinus emilyae Ziegler, Nguyen, Pham, Nguyen, Pham, Schingen, Nguyen & Le

Distribution: Vietnam.





Achalinus formosanus

Taiwanese Burrowing Snake

Gewöhnliche Taiwanesiche Wühlnatter

Almindelig Taiwansk Gravesnog

1908 Achalinus formosanus Boulenger
1913 Achalinopsis sauteri Steindachner (Ota & Toyama 1989)
1989 Achalinus formosanus chirigai Ota & Toyama

Other common names:
chigirai: Yaeyama Ground Snake
Distribution: Japan (Ryukyu Islands [Sakishima Islands: Yaeyama Islands]), Taiwan.


Achalinus hainanus

Hainan Burrowing Snake

Hainan-Wühlnatter

Hainan-gravesnog

1975 Achalinus hainanus Huang

Distribution: China (Hainan).



Achalinus jinggangensis

Jiangxi Burrowing Snake

Jiangxi-Wühlnatter

Jiangxi-gravesnog

1983 Achalinopsis jinggangensis Zong & Ma
Achalinus jinggangensis Ota & Toyama 1989

Distribution: China (Jiangxi).


Achalinus juliani

Cao Bang Burrowing Snake, (Julian's Burrowing Snake)

Cao-Bang-Wühlnatter

Cao Bang-gravesnog

2019 Achalinus juliani Ziegler, Nguyen, Pham, Nguyen, Pham, Schingen, Nguyen & Le

Distribution: Vietnam.





Achalinus meiguensis

Sichuan Burrowing Snake

Sichuan-Wühlnatter

Sichuan-gravesnog

1966 Achalinus meiguensis Hu & Zhao

Distribution: China (Sichuan, Yunnan).


Achalinus niger

Taiwanese Black Burrowing Snake

Taiwanesische Schwarze Wühlnatter

Taiwansk Sort Gravesnog

1931 Achalinus niger Maki

Distribution: Taiwan.


Achalinus rufescens

Rufous Burrowing Snake, (Boulenger's Odd-scaled Snake)

Rötliche Wühlnatter

Rødlig Gravesnog

1888 Achalinus rufescens Boulenger
1923 Achalinus meridianus Smith (Smith 1943)
1931 Stoliczkaia kwangsiensis Fan (Smith 1943)

Distribution: China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hong Kong, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Zhejiang), Vietnam.


Achalinus spinalis

Grey Burrowing Snake, Japanese Ground Snake

Graue Wühlnatter

Grå Gravesnog

1869 Achalinus spinalis Peters
1877 Ophielaps Braconnieri Sauvage (Zhao & Adler 1993)
1931 Achalinus spinalis weigoldi Mell [1929] (Zhao & Adler 1993)

Distribution: China (Anhui, Chongqing, Fujian, Gansu, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang), Japan (Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku), Vietnam.


Achalinus timi

Son La Burrowing Snake, (Tim's Burrowing Snake)

Son-La-Wühlnatter

Son La-gravesnog

2019 Achalinus timi Ziegler, Nguyen, Pham, Nguyen, Pham, Schingen, Nguyen & Le

Distribution: Vietnam.





Achalinus werneri

Amami Burrowing Snake, Amami Ground Snake

Amami-Wühlnatter

Amami-gravesnog

1912 Achalinus werneri Van Denburgh
Achalinus spinalis werneri Ohno 1983
1912 Achalinus loochooensis Thompson (Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014)

Distribution: Japan (Ryukyu Islands [incl. Okinawa Islands, Satsunan Islands]).


Achalinus yunkaiensis

Yunkai Mountains Burrowing Snake

Yunkai-Wühlnatter

Yunkai-gravesnog

2019 Achalinus yunkaiensis Wang, Li & Wang in Wang, Li, Zeng, Lyu, Sung, Li, Lin & Wang

Distribution: China (Guangdong).