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Description of A New Species of the Genus Boiga (Serpentes: Colubridae) from China
Author of the article:WEN Ye-tang
Author's Workplace:(Department of Biology, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning 530027)
Key Words:Serpentes; Boiga guangxiensis; new species
Two male and three female specimens belonging to the genus Boiga Fitzinger, 1826 were collected from Longgang Nature Reserve, Longzhou City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous region, China during the period from 1974 to 1984. They had been identified as Boiga nigriceps Guenther in 1984 by the author. After detail comparisons, the author found that they were different from all the known species of the genus Boiga, but belong to a new species which not be previously described.
Boiga guangxiensis sp. nov.
Boiga nigriceps: YT Wen, 1984, Acta Herpetologica Sinica, Chengdu, 3(3): 73(non Guenther, 1863).
Holotype: GMU 82020, an adult male, Longgang Nature Reserve, Longzhou City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China; 1982 collected.
Paratypes: GMU nos. 74001, 82021 and 84001, all females, the same locality as the holotype, 1974 – 1984 collected; GAS 790003, an adult male, the same locality as the holotype, 1979 collected.
All the types, except GAS 790003 which is kept in Longgang Nature Reserve, are kept in the Guangxi Medical University, Nanning.
Diagnosis: This new form is closely similar to B. nigriceps Guenther, but differs from the latter by having moreventrals, 263 – 270; the supraocular not touching the frontal; and different coloration. While B. nigriceps Guenther has less ventrals, 240 – 263 and the supraocular in contact or almost contact with the frontal.
Distribution: The new species is known only from the type locality, Longgang Nature Reserve, Longzhou City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. The geographical situation is 22º20´N and 107º4´E.
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