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Discovery of Thermophis baileyi (Wall, 1907), A Snake Endemic to Xizang AR, from Litang County, Sichuan, China
Author of the article:LIU Shao-ying, ZHAO Er-mi
Author's Workplace:(School of Life Sciences, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064)
Key Words:Thermophis baileyi; Sichuan Province; Litang County
Abstract:Three males and one female hot-spring snakes, Thermophis baileyi, were collected from Litang Co., Sichuan Prov., China. The scalation of the specimens found in Litang are identical with those from Xizang AR. The hot-spring snake was previously considered as endemic to Xizang Autonomous Region of China, but now it is found in Sichuan. The authors believe that the traditional concept of the geological problem of the uplift of Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, and its effect on animal evolution, because both the Tibetan Plateau proper and the Kham Plateau are belonging to Qinghai-Xizang Plateau.
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