Achalinus formosanus chigirai

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Xenodermoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Xenodermoidea

Familia: Xenodermidae
Genus: Achalinus
Species: Achalinus formosanus
Subspecies: Achalinus formosanus chigirai

Name[edit]

Achalinus formosanus chigirai Ota & Toyama, 1989: 600.

  • Holotype: OMNH R2673, ♂, collected by K. Miyagi, on 18 May 1985.
  • Type locality: Uehara (ca. 70 m), Iriomotejima Island, Yaeyama Group, Ryukyu Islands, Japan.
  • Paratype: OPM H0488, ♂, collected by S. Hori, on 12 July 1982, in limestone cave on Iriomotejima Island.

References[edit]

Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Environment Agency of Japan (eds.), 2000. Threatened Wildlife of Japan -Red Data Book 2nd ed.- Reptillia/Amphibia. ISBN4-915959-70-8. [1]
  • Ota, H. & Toyama, M. 1989.Two additional specimens of Achalinus formosanus chigirai (Colubridae: Ophidia) from the Yaeyama Group, Ryukyu Archipelago. Japanese Journal of Herpetology 13(2): 40–43. PDF Open access Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Yaeyama Odd-scaled Snake
日本語: ヤエヤマタカチホヘビ