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Liang ZHANG, Li-Fang PENG, LeiYU, Zheng-Ping WANG, Li-Qun HUANG, Song HUANG. New Record of Lycodon liuchengchaoi in Anhui. Zoological Research, 2015, 36(3): 178-180.
Citation: Liang ZHANG, Li-Fang PENG, LeiYU, Zheng-Ping WANG, Li-Qun HUANG, Song HUANG. New Record of Lycodon liuchengchaoi in Anhui. Zoological Research, 2015, 36(3): 178-180.

New Record of Lycodon liuchengchaoi in Anhui

Funds:  This project was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC 31071891, 31471968)
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  • Corresponding author: Song HUANG
  • Received Date: 2015-03-12
  • Rev Recd Date: 2015-04-24
  • Publish Date: 2015-05-08
  • One juvenile and one adult female wolf snake (Colubridae: Lycodon) were sampled at Yixian and Fuxi, Huangshan, Anhui, China in the summer of 2011 and 2012, respectively. The two specimens were identified as Lycodon liuchengchaoi based on external morphology and molecular data. This is a new reptile record in Anhui Province. In our laboratory, four eggs were laid and three neonates were hatched successfully. This is the first record of the laying and incubation of L. liuchengchaoi eggs. The five specimens were deposited at the Museum of Huangshan University (HUM20140001) and Guangdong Entomological Institute (HB-lcfsp12613, HB-lcfsp-ch1~3).
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New Record of Lycodon liuchengchaoi in Anhui

Funds:  This project was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC 31071891, 31471968)
    Corresponding author: Song HUANG

Abstract: One juvenile and one adult female wolf snake (Colubridae: Lycodon) were sampled at Yixian and Fuxi, Huangshan, Anhui, China in the summer of 2011 and 2012, respectively. The two specimens were identified as Lycodon liuchengchaoi based on external morphology and molecular data. This is a new reptile record in Anhui Province. In our laboratory, four eggs were laid and three neonates were hatched successfully. This is the first record of the laying and incubation of L. liuchengchaoi eggs. The five specimens were deposited at the Museum of Huangshan University (HUM20140001) and Guangdong Entomological Institute (HB-lcfsp12613, HB-lcfsp-ch1~3).

Liang ZHANG, Li-Fang PENG, LeiYU, Zheng-Ping WANG, Li-Qun HUANG, Song HUANG. New Record of Lycodon liuchengchaoi in Anhui. Zoological Research, 2015, 36(3): 178-180.
Citation: Liang ZHANG, Li-Fang PENG, LeiYU, Zheng-Ping WANG, Li-Qun HUANG, Song HUANG. New Record of Lycodon liuchengchaoi in Anhui. Zoological Research, 2015, 36(3): 178-180.
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