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On the distribution of Gonyosoma prasinum (Blyth, 1854) and Gonyosoma coeruleum Liu, Hou, Ye Htet Lwin, Wang & Rao, 2021, with a note on the status of Gonyosoma gramineum Günther, 1864 (Squamata: Serpentes: Colubridae)

Institut de Systématique, Évolution et Biodiversité (ISYEB), Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Sorbonne Université, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Université des Antilles, CNRS, CP 30, 57 rue Cuvier, F-75005 Paris, France
Department of Life Sciences, Darwin Centre, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 5BD, England
Department of Life Sciences, Darwin Centre, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 5BD, England
71 Mu Ban Intharanurak, Wiang Phing Road, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Faculty of Forest Resources and Environmental Management, Vietnam National University of Forestry, Xuan Mai, Chuong My, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources and Graduate University of Science and Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet Road, Hanoi10072, Vietnam
Laboratory of Herpetology, Zoological Institute, Academy of Sciences, 199034 St. Petersburg, Russia
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Rue Vautier 29 B-1000 Brussels, Belgium.
Collection of Herpetology, California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA.
Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), Herpetology Division, 27, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata 700016, India.
105 Mu, 4 Nong Puen Taek, Song Phi Nong, Kaeng Krachan, Phetchaburi 76170, Thailand.
Société d’Histoire Naturelle Alcide d’Orbigny, 57 rue de Gergovie, F-63170 Aubière, France.
Society for Southeast Asian Herpetology, Im Sand 3, D-69115 Heidelberg, Germany.
Reptilia Distribution range China Indochinese Region cloacal plate eye color synonymy

Abstract

Based on 85 examined specimens, photographs of living specimens and illustrations published in the literature, we refine the distribution ranges of both Gonyosoma prasinum (Blyth, 1854) and of the recently described species Gonyosoma coeruleum Liu, Hou, Ye Htet Lwin, Wang & Rao, 2021, which was not clearly addressed in its original description. We also redescribe the syntypes of Coluber prasinus Blyth, 1854 and the holotype of Gonyosoma gramineum Günther, 1864, we discuss the status of this latter taxon, and we describe the hemipenial morphology of G. coeruleum.

 

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