Anomochilus weberi (LIDTH DE JEUDE, 1890)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Anomochilus weberi?
|Higher Taxa||Anomochilidae, Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Webers Cylinder Snake|
|Synonym||Anomalochilus weberi LIDTH DE JEUDE 1890|
Anomalochilus weberi — BOULENGER 1893: 134
Anomalochilus weberi — WERNER 1900
Anomochilus weberi — BERG 1901
Anomalochilus weberi — DE ROOIJ 1917: 34
Anomochilus weberi — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 299
Anomochilus weberi — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 128
Anomochilus weberi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 44
Type locality: “Sumatra: Kaju tanam” [= Kayutanam, Sumatera Barat, W Indonesia, 0°33’S, 100°20’E, elevation 122 m].
|Types||Types: Unlocated (MCDIARMID et al. 1999)|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis (genus): head small, indistinct from neck; forehead covered with large scales that may be either symmetrical or show an azygous parietofrontal; nostril in a single nasal, which is in contact with Supralabial II; loreal and preocular absent; a single postocular; eye small; mental groove absent; body scales smooth; and tail short and conical (de Rooij, 1917; Tweedie, 1983; Manthey and Grossmann,1997).|
|Comment||Specimens: A. weberi is known from only 2 specimens from Sumatra and one supposedly from Indonesian Borneo, but we couldn’t find any details for the latter and hence deleted Malaysia (Sabah, Borneo) from the distribution.|
Taxonomy: Berg (1901) showed that the original generic name is preoccupied by Anomalochilus Blanchard, 1850: Coleoptera (Williams and Wallach, 1989), and provided the replacement name, Anomochilus. McDowell (1975) placed the genus under Cylindrophiidae, but more recently, it was allocated to the Anomochilidae (Cundall et al., 1993). Anomochilus was previously considered as a member of the family Uropeltidae.
Type species: Anomalochilus weberi LIDTH DE JEUDE 1890 is the type species of the genus Anomochilus BERG 1901.