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Taxonomy of the family Colubridae
Bibliography of the genus Euprepiophis
Biodiversity of the family Colubridae








Genus
Euprepiophis

East Asian Rat Snakes*, (Racers)

Ostasiatische Rattennattern*

Østasiatiske Rottesnoge*

1843 Euprepiophis Fitzinger (type species: Coluber conspicillatus Boie 1826)
1861 Proterodon Hallowell (type species: Proterodon tessellatus Hallowell 1860)
Contents: 3 species, of which 1 (33.3%) is endemic.
Remarks: Previously included in the genus Elaphe (e.g., Schulz 1996). Revalidated by Utiger, Helfenberger, Schätti, Schmidt, Ruf & Ziswiler (2002).
Distribution: E. Asia.
Reported from: China (Anhui, Chongqing, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Liaoning, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Tibet, Yunnan, Zhejiang), India (Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland), Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, Izu Islands, Ryukyu Islands [Satsunan Islands]), Laos, Myanmar, Russia (Kuril Islands), Taiwan, Vietnam.

Euprepiophis conspicillatus

Japanese Forest Rat Snake, Japanese Burrowing Rat Snake

Japanische Waldnatter

Japansk Skovrottesnog*

1826 Coluber conspicillatus Boie
Elaphis conspicillatus Duméril, Bibron & Duméril 1854
Coronella conspicillata Jan 1865
Elaphe conspicillata Stejneger 1907
Euprepiohis conspicillatus Utiger, Helfenberger, Schätti, Schmidt, Ruf & Ziswiler 2002
1860 Proterodon tessellatus Hallowell (Stejneger 1907)
1878 Coronella perspicillata Müller (Stejneger 1907)
1931 Elaphe japonica Maki (Maki 1984; Schulz 1996)
Elaphe conspicillata japonica Sengoku 1979

Remarks: Status of japonica uncertain. Regarded by some authors as a subspecies of conspicillata (e.g. Kudravtsev & Mamet 1989), and by others simply as a colour phase of same (e.g., Schulz 1996). Considered a valid species by Szczerbak (2003) and by Ananjeva, Orlov, Khalikov, Darevsky, Ryabov & Barabanov (2006).
Distribution: Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, Izu Islands, Ryukyu Islands [Satsunan Islands]), Russia (Kuril Islands).


Euprepiophis mandarinus

Mandarin Rat Snake, Mandarin Trinket Snake, Mandarin Snake

Mandarinnatter

Mandarin-rottesnog

1840 Coluber mandarinus Cantor
Elaphe mandarinus Stejneger 1925
Euprepiohis mandarinus Utiger, Helfenberger, Schätti, Schmidt, Ruf & Ziswiler 2002
1912 Ablabes pavo Annandale (Smith 1943)
Coluber pavo Wall 1923
1930 Elaphe takasago Takahashi (Zhao & Adler 1993)
1933 Holarchus roulei Angel & Bourret (Smith 1943)

Introduced to: China (Beijing).
Distribution: China (Anhui, Chongqing, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Liaoning, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Tibet, Yunnan, Zhejiang), India (Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland), Laos, Myanmar, Taiwan, Vietnam.


Euprepiophis perlacea

Pearl-banded Rat Snake, Sichuan Rat Snake

Perl-Rattennatter*

Perle-rottesnog*

1929 Elaphe perlacea Stejneger
Euprepiophis perlacea Utiger, Helfenberger, Schätti, Schmidt, Ruf & Ziswiler 2002*

Remarks: Has been regarded as a closely related species or possibly a synonym of mandarinus (Utiger, Helfenberger, Schätti, Schmidt, Ruf & Ziswiler 2002). The results of Chen, Jiang, Guo, Huang, Rao, Ding, Takeuchi, Che, Zhang, Myers & Burbrink (2014) supported the validity of perlacea as a valid species.
Distribution: China (Sichuan).