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Calamaria banggaiensis KOCH, ARIDA, MCGUIRE, ISKANDAR & BÖHME, 2009

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Banggai reed snake
G: Banggai Zwergschlange
F: Calamaire de Banggai 
SynonymCalamaria banggaiensis KOCH, ARIDA, MCGUIRE, ISKANDAR & BÖHME 2009
Calamaria banggaiensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 135 
DistributionIndonesia (Sulawesi: Banggai)

Type locality: at approximately 5 m elevation, southeast of Desa (= village) Banggai (1°37’23’’S, 123°32’16’’E), Pulau Banggai, Kepulauan Banggai, east of Central Sulawesi (Propinsi Sulawesi Tengah), Indonesia.  
TypesHolotype: MZB Oph(idia). 3230 (Field number AK0182), a female, collected by A. Koch and E. Arida, on 28 August 2005. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet banggaiensis refers to the type locality, the Banggai Islands, east of Central Sulawesi. 
  • Koch, A. 2011. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi: Underestimated Diversity in a Dynamic Environment. In: F.E. Zachos and J.C. Habel (eds.), Biodiversity Hotspots. Springer, Berlin, p. 383-404
  • Koch, A. 2012. Discovery, Diversity, and Distribution of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi and its offshore islands. Edition Chimaira, 374 pp. [ISBN 978-3-89973-432-4] - get paper here
  • Koch, A.; Arida, E.; Mcguire, J.A.; Iskandar, D.T. & Böhme, W. 2009. A new species of Calamaria (Squamata: Colubridae) similar to C. ceramensis de Rooij, 1913, from the Banggai Islands, east of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Zootaxa 2196: 19–30 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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