Van Denburgh, 1912
Achalinus werneri (common names: Amami odd-scaled snake, Amami Takachiho snake) is a snake species in the family Xenodermatidae. It is endemic to the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. No subspecies are currently recognized.
This species was in 1996 classified as vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List for the following criteria: B1+2c (v2.3, 1994). This means that although the species is not Critically Endangered or Endangered, it is facing a high risk of extinction in the wild in the medium-term future. This is because its range is estimated to be less than 20,000 km², or its area of occupancy is estimated to be less than 2,000 km², and estimates indicate its range is severely fragmented, or known to exist at no more than ten locations, and that a continuing decline has been inferred, observed or projected in the area, extent and/or quality of its habitat.
- World Conservation Monitoring Centre (1996). "Achalinus werneri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1996. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
- Achalinus werneri at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 27 February 2016.
- 1994 Categories & Criteria (version 2.3) Archived September 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.IUCN Red List. Accessed 16 August 2007.
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