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Acrochordus granulatus (SCHNEIDER, 1799)

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Higher TaxaAcrochordidae, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Little filesnake, Marine File Snake, Wart Snake
G: Warzenschlange, Südostasiatische Warzenschlange
Chinese: 瘰鳞蛇 
SynonymHydrus Granulatus SCHNEIDER 1799: 243
Acrochordus fasciatus SHAW 1802
Pelamis granulatus — DAUDIN 1803
Chersydrus [fasciatus] — CUVIER 1817: 532
Chersydrus granulatus — MERREM 1820: 138
Acrochordus fasciatus — RAFFLES 1822
Hydrus granulatus — RAFFLES 1822
Acrochordus granulatus — CANTOR 1847
Chersydrus annulatus GRAY 1849
Chersydrus fasciatus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1854: 41
Chersydrus fasciatus — JAN 1863
Chersydrus granulatus — ANDERSON 1872
Chersydrus granulatus — BOULENGER 1893: 174
Chersydrus granulatus — DE ROOIJ 1917: 43
Chersydrus granulatus — WALL 1921: 79
Chersydrus granulatus — TAYLOR 1922
Chersydrus granulatus granulatus — LOVERIDGE 1938: 209
Chersydrus granulatus luzonensis LOVERIDGE 1938: 209
Acrochordus granulatus granulatus — HAAS 1950
Chersydrus granulatus — GRUBER in GRZIMEK 1970
Chersydrus granulatus — GRANDISON 1978: 285
Acrochordus granulatus — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 296
Acrochordus granulatus — COX et al. 1998: 17
Acrochordus granulatus — GAULKE 1999
Acrochordus granulatus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 227
Chersydrus granulatus — SHARMA 2004
Acrochordus granulatus — MURTHY 2010
Acrochordus granulatus — COX et al. 2012: 67
Acrochordus granulatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 7 
DistributionChina (Hainan),
Australia (along the coast of Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia)
Indonesia (Ambon, Borneo, Flores, Irian Jaya, Java, Bali, Jobi, Schouten, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Ternate, Timor, We, Komodo); Timor-Leste,
Bangladesh; Cambodia;
India (Kerala, Gujarat, including Nicobar Islands);
Malaysia (Malaya and East Malaysia);
Myanmar (Burma); Philippines (including Palawan: Calamian Islands, Panay, Luzon, Cebu);
Singapore; Sri Lanka, Thailand; Vietnam.
Papua New Guinea (including many satellite islands), Solomon Islands

Type locality: not given (fide MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997); “Madras, India” (fide SANG et al. 2009)  
TypesHolotype: unknown (fide NGUYEN et al. 2009), originally in Lampi Collection (Museum Lampianum, Hannover), presumed lost, according to McDowell 1979: 79 and McDiarmid et al. 1999: 228. May be in the ZMJU (ZPW) collection in Krakow, Poland fide Wallach et al. (2014).
Holotype: MCZ R 25608 [luzonensis] 
CommentDistribution: Does not occur in Pakistan fide KHAN (pers. comm.).

Habitat: marine

Schlegel 1826: 285 provides a description of the genus Chersydrus. 
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