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


Blotch-necked Snakes, Asian Mountain Snakes



1893 Plagiopholis Boulenger (type species: Plagiopholis blakewayi Boulenger 1893)
1893 Trirhinopholis Boulenger (type species: Trirhinopholis nuchalis Boulenger 1893; syn. Williams & Wallach 1989)
Contents: 4 species, none of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Distribution: SE. Asia.
Reported from: China (Anhui, Chongqing, Fujian, Gansu, Guangxi, Guizhou, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang), Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam.

Plagiopholis blakewayi

Burmese Blotch-necked Snake, (Blakeway's Blotch-necked Snake, Blakeway's Mountain Snake)

Burmesische Halsfleckennatter, Blakeways Bergschlange

Burmesisk Halspletsnog

1893 Plagiopholis blakewayi Boulenger
1978 Plagiopholis unipostocularis Zhao, Jiang & Huang (Zhong, Chen, Liu, Zhu, Peng & Guo 2015)
1993 Oligodon kunmingensis Kou & Wu (Kucharzewski 2009)

Remarks: Wallach, Williams & Boundy (2014) listed kunmingensis as a valid species of the genus Oligodon, but without discussion.
Distribution: China (Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan), Myanmar, Thailand.

Plagiopholis delacouri

Laotian Blotch-necked Snake, (Delacour's Blotch-necked Snake, Delacour's Mountain Snake)

Laotische Halsfleckennatter

Laotisk Halspletsnog

1929 Plagiopholis delacouri Angel

Distribution: Laos, Vietnam.

Plagiopholis nuchalis

Common Blotch-necked Snake, (Assam Mountain Snake)

Gewöhnliche Halsfleckennatter, (Indische Halsbandnatter)

Almindelig Halspletsnog

1893 Trirhinopholis nuchalis Boulenger
Plagiopholis nuchalis Smith 1940
1913 Oligodon evansi Wall (Smith 1943)

Remarks: According to Tillack, Scheidt & Ihle (2006), the presence of nuchalis in Vietnam and India needs confirmation.
Distribution: China (Yunnan), Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam.

Plagiopholis styani

Fujian Blotch-necked Snake, (Common Mountain Snake)



1899 Trirhinopholis styani Boulenger
Plagiopholis styani Ding & Zheng 1974

Distribution: China (Anhui, Chongqing, Fujian, Gansu, Guangxi, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang), Vietnam.