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Acrochordus javanicus HORNSTEDT, 1787

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Higher TaxaAcrochordidae, Caenophidia, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Javan File Snake, Elephant Trunk Snake
G: Java-Warzenschlange 
SynonymAcrochordus javanicus HORNSTEDT 1787
Acrochordus javanicus — SHAW & NODDER 1793: plate 148
Acrochordus javensis (sic) - DAUDIN 1803
Acrochordus javanicus - KUHL 1824
Potamophis javanica - SCHMIDT 1852
Acrochordus Javanicus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1854: 35
Acrochordus javanicus — BOULENGER 1893: 173
Acrochordus javanicus — SMITH 1943
Acrochordus javanicus — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 297
Acrochordus javanicus — COX et al. 1998: 17
Acrochordus javanicus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 228
Acrochordus javanicus — SANG et al. 2009 
DistributionIndonesia (Borneo, Java, Kalimantan, Sumatra; exact range in eastern Indonesia unknown);
Cambodia; Malaysia (Malaya and East Malaysia);
Singapore (?); New Guinea ?, Thailand; Vietnam.

Type locality: Java Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: ZIUS (now lost; actually, former curator, Anders Sparrman, discarded it) 
CommentHabitat: marine

Type species: Acrochordus javanicus HORNSTEDT 1787 is the type species of the genus Acrochordus HORNSTEDT 1787. 
References
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  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Cox, Merel J.; Van Dijk, Peter Paul; Jarujin Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt,Kumthorn 1998. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Ralph Curtis Publishing, 144 pp.
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  • Hornstedt,C.F. 1787. Beschryving van een nieuwe slang van Java. Abh. Akad. Stockholm 4: 307
  • Longman, H. A. 1916. Snakes and lizards from Queensland and the Northern Territory. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 5: 46-51
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • McDiarmid,R.W.; Campbell,J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Sanders, Kate L.; Mumpuni, Amir Hamidy, Jason J. Head, David J. Gower 2010. Phylogeny and divergence times of filesnakes (Acrochordus): Inferences from morphology, fossils and three molecular loci. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56 (3): 857-867 - get paper here
  • Sang, Nguyen Van; Ho Thu Cuc, Nguyen, Quang Truong 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Shaw, George & Nodder, Frederick P. (Eds.) 1794. The Naturalist's Miscellany [...], Vol. V. London, Nodder & Co., plates 147-182, 158 unnumbered pages [published in monthly issues between between August 1, 1793, and July 1, 1794] - get paper here
  • Shine, Richard;Harlow, Peter;Keogh, J. Scott;Boeadi 1995. Biology and commercial utilization of acrochordid snakes, with special reference to Karung (Acrochordus javanicus) Journal of Herpetology 29 (3): 352-360 - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
  • Taylor,E.H. 1965. The serpents of Thailand and adjacent waters. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 45 (9): 609-1096 - get paper here
 
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