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








Genus
Amphiesma

Buff-striped Keelback

Streifen-Gebirgswassernatter

Indisk Stribet Kølsnog

1854 Amphiesma Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril (type species: Coluber stolatus Linnaeus 1758)
Contents: 1 species, which is not endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously included Hebius and Herpetoreas. Amphiesma was formerly included in Natrix, but separated from that genus by Rossman & Eberle (1977). Grammatical gender neuter.
Distribution: As for the single species.

Amphiesma stolatum

Buff-striped Keelback, Indian Striped Keelback, Yellow-banded Keelback, Yellow-necked Keelback, White-striped Keelback

Streifen-Gebirgswassernatter

Indisk Stribet Kølsnog

1758 Coluber stolatus Linnaeus
Natrix stolatus Merrem 1820
Tropidonotus stolatus Boie 1827
Amphiesma stolatum Duméril, Bibron & Duméril 1854
Rhabdophis stolatus Wall 1921
1801 Elaps bilineatus Schneider (Smith 1943)
1869 Tropidonotus ruficeps Peters (status uncertain; Smith 1943)
1911 Tropidonotus stolatus erythrostictus Wall (Smith 1943)
1929 Natrix stolata chinensis Mell
Rhabdophis stolatus chinensis Bourret 1936
Amphiesma stolata chinensis Saint Girons 1972

Remarks: Reports from the Andaman Islands are considered erroneous, as no voucher specimens exist (Das 1999).
Distribution: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China (Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong [incl. Nan Ao Island], Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Henan, Hong Kong, Hunan, Jiangxi, Macau, Yunnan, Zhejiang), India (Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal), Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan (incl. Lanyu Island), Thailand, Vietnam (incl. Cat Ba Island).