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Elaphe is a genus with 9 species:




Elaphe bimaculata
 (Schmidt, 1925)

Distribution: China.


E. bimaculata China © KDS



Elaphe carinata (Günther, 1864)

Distribution: China, Japan, Taiwan, and Vietnam.


E. carinata China © KDS



Elaphe climacophora
(Boie, 1826)


Distribution: Japan and Kunashr Island.


E. climacophora Kunashir Island © KDS



Elaphe davidi (Sauvage, 1884)

Distribution: China and North Korea.


E. davidi Beijing, China © KDS



Elaphe dione
(Pallas, 1773)


Distribution: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia,
Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Mongolia, North Korea, Russia,
Tadzhikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.



E. dione China © KDS



Elaphe quadrivirgata (Boie, 1826)

Distribution: Japan and Kunashr Island, Russia.


E. quadrivirgata melanistic specimen, Japan © KDS



Elaphe quatuorlineata (Lacépède, 1789)

Distribution: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia,
Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Motenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia.


E. quatuorlineata Croatia © KDS



Elaphe sauromates (Pallas, 1811)

Distribution: Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq,
Israel,
Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Moldavia, Rumania, Russia, Syria,
Turkey, Turkmensiatan, and Ukraine
.


E. sauromates Russia © KDS



Elaphe schrenckii (Strauch, 1873)

Distribution: China, Mongolia, North Korea, Russia, and South
Korea.



E. schrenckii anomala China © KDS



Elaphe zoigeensis (Huang et al. 2012)

Distribution: China (Sichuan Province).


E. zoigeensis China © KDS