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


Brown Stream Snake

Braune Flußnatter

Brun Flodsnog

1929 Paratapinophis Angel (type species: Paratapinophis premaxillaris Angel 1929)
Contents: 1 species, which is not endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of Opisthotropis (e.g., Pope 1935; Cox 1991). Revalidated by Murphy, Chan-ard, Mekchai, Cota & Voris (2008), but validity questioned by Ren, Wang, Guo, Wang, Nguyen & Li (2019).
Distribution: As for the single species.

Paratapinophis praemaxillaris

Brown Stream Snake, (Angel’s Mountain Keelback)

Braune Flußnatter

Brun Flodsnog

1929 Paratapinophis praemaxillaris Angel
Opisthotropis praemaxillaris Pope 1935

Remarks: Specific epithet sometimes misspelled premaxillaris (e.g., Mo, Chen & Li 1984).
Distribution: China (Yunnan), Laos, Thailand.