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Bibliography of the genus
Ovophis (Asian Mountain Pitvipers)

(Reptilia: Serpentes: Viperidae)

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Ovophis in general

Gumprecht, A.; Ryabov, S.A. 2002. Die Gattung Trimeresurus Lacepede, 1804 - Zum Kenntnisstand der Forschung. Draco 3(4) (12): 31-44.

Gumprecht, A.; Tillack, F.; Orlov, N.L.; Captain, A.; Ryabov, S. 2004. Asian Pitvipers. GeitjeBooks, Berlin. 368 pp.

Guo, P.; Zhao, E.M. 2004. [A review of taxonomy and phylogeny of Trimeresurus (sensu lato)]. (In Chinese, English summary). Sichuan Journal of Zoology 23(4): 380-385.

Hoser, R.T. 2012. A new genus of Asian pitviper (Serpentes: Viperidae). Australasian Journal of Herpetology 11: 51-52.

Hubbs, C.L. 1932. The use of the generic name Ophis for an eel, a snake and a mollusc. Copeia 1932: 26-27.

Luo, X.; Mo, Y.M.; Jiang, J.P.; Xie, F. 2005. [Morphological study of the pitviper genus Ovophis in China with a new record of snake in Guangxi]. (In Chinese). In: Zhou, K. & Ji, X. (eds.). Herpetologica Sinica 10. Quinghai People's Press. 398 pp.

Malhotra, A.; Dawson, K.; Guo, P.; Thorpe, R.S. 2011. Phylogenetic structure and species boundaries in the mountain pitviper Ovophis monticola (Serpentes: Viperidae: Crotalinae) in Asia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 59(2): 444-457.

Malhotra, A.; Thorpe, R.S. 2000. A phylogeny of the Trimeresurus group of pit vipers: new evidence from a mitochondrial gene tree. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 16(2): 199-211.

Malhotra, A.; Thorpe, R.S. 2004. A phylogeny of four mitochondrial gene regions suggests a revised taxonomy for Asian pitvipers (Trimeresurus and Ovophis). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32(1): 83-100.

Smith, H.M. 1989. The original description of Ovophis Burger (Serpentes: Viperidae). Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 24(1): 7.

Smith, H.M.; Chiszar, D. 1988. Occupation of Ovophis Burger (Serpentes: Viperidae). Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society 24(2): 23-26.

Ovophis convictus

Chan-ard, T.; Seangthianchai, T.; Makchai, S. 2011. Monitoring survey of the distribution of herpetofauna in Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary, Chanthaburi Province, with a note on faunal comparison with the Cardamom Mt. Ranges. Thailand Natural History Museum Journal 5(1): 39-56.

David, P.; Vogel, G. 2012. On the status of Trimeresurus monticola meridionalis Bourret, 1935 (Squamata: Viperidae). Zootaxa 3304: 43-53.

Gumprecht, A.; Issem, P. van 2013. Zur Verbreitung der Indo-malaiischen Berg-Grubenotter Ovophis convictus (Stoliczka, 1870) mit neuen Nachweisen aus West-Malaysia und Thailand. Sauria (Berlin) 35(2): 31-44.

Gumprecht, A.; Issem, P. van 2014. Addendum zu "Gumprecht & van Issem (2013): Zur Verbreitung der Indo-malaiischen Berg-Grubenotter Ovophis convictus (Stoliczka, 1870) mit neuen Nachweisen aus West-Malaysia und Thailand. - Sauria, Berlin, 35(2): 31-44.". Sauria (Berlin) 36(1): 71-74.

Neang, T.; Chhin, S.; Meanrith, K.; Seiha, H. 2011. First records of two reptile species (Gekkonidae: Hemidactylus garnotii Dumeril & Bibron, 1836; Viperidae: Ovophis convictus Stoliczka, 1870) from Cambodia. Cambodian Journal of Natural History 2011(2): 86-92.

Ovophis gracilis

Huang, S.M.; Huang, S.P.; Chen, Y.H.; Tu, M.C. 2007. Thermal tolerance and altitudinal distribution of three Trimeresurus snakes (Viperidae: Crotalinae) in Taiwan. Zoological Studies 46(5): 592-599.

Huang, S.P.; Chiou, C.R.; Te-En, L.; Tu, M.C.; Chia-Chen, L.; Porter, W.P. 2013. Future advantages in energetics, activity time, and habitats predicted in a high-altitude pit viper with climate warming. Functional Ecology 27(2): 446-458.

Keegan, H.L.; Matsui, T. 1964. Observations on the pit viper Trimeresurus gracilis Oshima, 1920. Bull. Inst. Zool. Academia Sinica 3: 9-18.

Keegan, H.L.; Matsui, T. 1964. Observations on the pit viper Trimeresurus gracilis Oshima, 1920. Gontr. Dept. Entom. 406th Med. Lab. U.S. Army Medical Command, Japan.: 1-10.

Lin, C.F.; Tu, M.C. 2008. Food habits of the Taiwanese mountain pitviper, Trimeresurus gracilis. Zoological Studies 47(6): 697-703.

Ovophis makazayazaya

Feng, X. 1986. Two new records of venomous snakes from Gansu. Acta Herpetologica Sinica 5(2): 158.

Mao, J.J.; Hsu, C.L.; Chen, W.H.; Hsieh, T.S.; Norval, G. 2010. Natural history notes: Ovophis monticola makazayazaya (Taiwan Mountain Pitviper). Diet. Herpetological Review 41(1): 96.

Teynié, A.; Nguyen, T.Q.; Lorvelec, O.; Piquet, A.; Lottier, A.; David, P. 2014. Amphibiens et reptiles du Laos: nouvelles données nationales et provinciales. Bulletin de la Societe Herpetologique de France 151: 21-52.

Ovophis monticola

Bourret, R. 1935. Notes herpétologiques sur l'Indochine francaise. IX. Les serpents de Chapa. Bulletin General de l'Instruction Publique (Hanoi) 14(7): 105-117.

David, P.; Vogel, G. 2012. On the status of Trimeresurus monticola meridionalis Bourret, 1935 (Squamata: Viperidae). Zootaxa 3304: 43-53.

Guo, P.; Lu, S.Q.; Huang, S.; Zhao, H.; Zhao, E.M. 2006. Hemipenial morphology of five Asian pitvipers, with a discussion on their taxonomy. Amphibia-Reptilia 27(1): 19-23.

Guo, P.; Zhao, E.M. 2006. Comparison of skull morphology in nine Asian pit vipers (Serpentes: Crotalinae). Herpetological Journal 16(3): 305-313.

Iskandar, D.T. 1986. On the occurrence of Trimeresurus monticola in Sumatra. Confirmation of a century doubtful snake record. The Snake 18(2): 126-128.

Miller, G.A. 1904. A viperine snake which is oviparous. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 15: 729-730.

Steindachner, F. 1906. Bemerkungen zu Liparophis bedoti Perr. und Lachesis monticola Gthr. Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wien 1906: 299.

Tillack, F.; Shah, K.B.; Gumprecht, A.; Husain, A. 2003. Anmerkungen zur Verbreitung, Morphologie, Biologie, Haltung und Nachzucht der Berg-Grubenotter Ovophis monticola monticola (Günther, 1864) (Serpentes: Viperidae: Crotalinae). Sauria (Berlin) 25(4): 29-46.

Wu, J. 2016. Detecting and attributing the effects of climate change on the distributions of snake species over the past 50 years. Environmental Management 57(1): 207-219.

Ovophis okinavensis

Ford, N.B.; Seigel, R.A. 1989. Relationships among body size, clutch size, and egg size in three species of oviparous snakes. Herpetologica 45(1): 75-83.

Fukada, H. 1964. Biological studies on the snakes. XI. Eggs and young of Trimeresurus okinavensis Boulenger. Bull. Kyoto Gakugei Univ. Ser. B 24: 7-11.

Ikehara, S.; Akamine, H. 1976. The ecological distribution and seasonal appearance of frogs and a snake, himehabu (Trimeresurus okinavensis Boulenger) along the upper stream of Fuku-River in Okinawa Island. Ecological Stud. Nat. Conserv. Ryukyu Isl. 2: 69-80.

Kadota, Y. 2011. Is Ovophis okinavensis active only in the cool season? Temporal foraging pattern of a subtropical pit viper in Okinawa, Japan. Zoological Studies 50(3): 269-275.

Kadota, Y.; Kidera, N.; Mori, A. 2011. One day to hatch: calcium-poor eggshells and maternal care in Ovophis okinavensis (Squamata: Viperidae). Herpetological Review 42(1): 26-29.

Kamura, T.; Gushiken, S. 1972. Breeding of himehabu (Trimeresurus okinavensis) after the hatching. The Snake 4(2): 118-119.

Kikuchi, S.; Sawai, Y.; Toshioka, S.; Matsui, T.; Okuyama, Y. 1981. Electronmicroscopy of the scale of two Japanese snakes. 1. Trimeresurus flavoviridis flavoviridis and T. okinavensis. The Snake 13(1): 6-15.

Koba, K. 1963. Food of Trimeresurus flavoviridis flavoviridis and T. okinavensis in the Amami Group of the Loo Choo Islands. Mem. Fac. Educ. Kumamoto Univ. 11: 35-41.

Koba, K.; Tanaka, K. 1973. Taxonomic notes on the hime-habu, Trimeresurus okinavensis of the Amami group, the Ryukyu lslands. Japanese Journal of Herpetology 5(2): 30.

Minakami, K. 1977. The rhythmic activity of the himehabu in reference to humidity changes. Japanese Journal of Herpetology 7(1): 4-9.

Minakami, K. 1979. An estimation of age and life-span of the genus Trimeresurus (Reptilia, Serpentes, Viperidae) on Amami Oshima Island, Japan. Journal of Herpetology 13(2): 147-152.

Mishima, S. 1966. Studies on the feeding habits of Trimeresurus okinavensis on the Amami island. Acta Herpetologica Japonica 1: 67-74.

Mori, A.; Toda, M. 2011. Feeding characteristics of a Japanese Pitviper, Ovophis okinavensis, on Okinawa Island: seasonally biased but ontogenetically stable exploitation on small frogs. Current Herpetology 30(1): 41-52.

Mori, A.; Toda, M.; Ota, H. 2002. Winter activity of the hime-habu (Ovophis okinavensis) in the humid subtropics: foraging on breeding anurans at low temperatures. pp. 329-344. In: Schuett, G.W.; Höggren, M.; Douglas, M.E.; Greene, H.W. (eds.). Biology of the vipers. Eagle Mountain Publishing, Eagle Mountain. 580 pp.

Moriguchi, H. 1989. Preliminary observation on Trimeresurus okinavensis in the field. pp. 393-400. In: Matsui, M., Hikida, T. & Goris, R.C. (eds.). Current herpetology in East Asia. Proceedings of the second Japan-China Herpetological Symposium, Kyoto, July 1988. Herpetological Society of Japan, Kyoto. 521 pp.

Nakamoto, E. 1990. A himehabu (Trimeresurus okinavensis) swallowing a habu (Trimeresurus flavoviridis). The Snake 22(2): 138-139.

Sugano, H.; Sawai, Y. 1982. A case of mild envenomation by the hime-habu, Trimeresurus okinavensis Boulenger. The Snake 14(2): 143-144.

Vincent, S.E.; Mori, A. 2008. Determinants of feeding performance in free-ranging pit-vipers (Viperidae: Ovophis okinavensis): key roles for head size and body temperature. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 93(1): 53-62.

Ovophis tonkinensis

Bourret, R. 1934. Notes herpétologiques sur l'Indochine francaise. I. Ophidiens de Chapa. Bulletin General de l'Instruction Publique (Hanoi) 13(7): 129-138.

David, P. 1995. Geographic distribution: Ovophis tonkinensis (Tonkin Pitviper). Herpetological Review 26(3): 157.

David, P. 2001. On the occurrence of the snake genus Ovophis (Serpentes: Viperidae: Crotalinae) on Hainan Island, China. Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 26(3): 388-393.

Fong, J.J.; Grioni, A.; Crow, P.; Cheung, K.S. 2017. Morphological and genetic verification of Ovophis tonkinensis (Bourret, 1934) in Hong Kong. Herpetology Notes 10: 457-461.

Zhang, L.; Wei, Q.L.; Jiang, K.; Yu, B.C.; Tang, X.P.; Dang, X.L.; Hu, H.J. 2011. [Ovophis tonkinensis: a new snake record in Guangdong Province]. (In Chinese). Chinese Journal of Zoology 46(4): 144-146.

Ovophis zayuensis

David, P.; Tong, H. 1997. Translations of recent descriptions of Chinese pitvipers of the Trimeresurus-complex (serpentes, viperidae), with a key to the complex in China and adjacent areas. Smithsonian Herpetological Information Service 112: 1-31.

Guo, P. 2000. [Comparative studies on hemipenial morphology of three crotaline snakes]. (In Chinese). Chinese Journal of Zoology 35(6): 9-11.

Guo, P.; Lu, S.Q.; Huang, S.; Zhao, H.; Zhao, E.M. 2006. Hemipenial morphology of five Asian pitvipers, with a discussion on their taxonomy. Amphibia-Reptilia 27(1): 19-23.

Zhao, E. 1995. Infraspecific classification of some Chinese snakes. Sichuan Journal of Zoology 14(3): 107-112.

Zhao, E. 1997. Intraspecific classification of some Chinese snakes. (Condensed version of article published in Sichuan Journal of Zoology 14(3) 1995: 107-112). Asiatic Herpetological Research 7: 170-172.