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Japanese journal of herpetology
The snake found on Oshima Is., Danjo Islands, has been treated as Natrix sauteri without sufficient discussion. However, this Danjo Islands snake is different from Amphiesma (formerly Natrix) sauteri in the dorsal scale rows formation, an important character in the genus, and very similar to A. vibakari in this character. Therefore, this snake is described as a new subspecies, Amphiesma vibakari danjoensis. The new subspecies is restricted to Oshima Is., Danjo Islands, Japan and characterizeddoi:10.5358/hsj1972.11.3_124 fatcat:kuxz5rhxsfhu5k67jnsqw5chia