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Calamaria buchi MARX & INGER, 1955

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesDalat Dwarf Snake 
SynonymCalamaria buchi MARX & INGER 1955
Calamaria buchi — NGUYEN et al. 2009
Calamaria buchi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 135 
DistributionVietnam

Type locality: Dalat, Viet Nam, Indo-China, 1,500 feet elevation.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: FMNH 71697 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A Calamaria with the eye about equal to its distance from the mouth; 4 supralabials, the second and third entering the eye; preocular present; frontal about twice as wide as supraocular; 221 ventrals (from MARX & INGER 1955). 
Comment 
Etymologynamed after the collector of the type, Father Buch. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • David,P. & Vogel,G. 2010. Venomous Snakes of Europe, Northern, Central and Western Asia (TERRALOG 16) (English and German Edition). Edition Chimaira, Terralog 16, 160 pp. - get paper here
  • Grismer, L. L., H. Kaiser & N. S. Yaakob 2004. A new species of Reed Snake of the genus Calamaria H. Boie, 1827, from Pulau Tioman, Pahang, West Malaysia. Hamadryad 28 (1&2): 1-6
  • Marx, H. & R. F. INGER 1955. Notes on the snakes of the genus Calamaria. Fieldiana: Zoology 37: 167 - 209 - get paper here
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Orlov, Nikolai L. 2009. A New Species of the Genus Calamaria (Squamata: Ophidia: Colubridae) from the Central Highlands (Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve, Ngoc Linh Mountain, Kon Tum Province), Vietnam. Russ. J. Herpetol. 16 (2): 146-154 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Ziegler, Thomas; Nguyen Van Sang, Nguyen Quang Truong 2009. A New Reed Snake of the Genus Calamaria Boie (Squamata: Colubridae) from Vietnam. Current Herpetology 27 (2): 71-80 [2008] - get paper here
 
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