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Calamaria concolor ORLOV, TRUONG, TAO, ANANJEVA & CUC, 2010

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCalamaria concolor ORLOV, TRUONG, TAO, ANANJEVA & CUC 2010
Calamaria concolor — WALLACH et al. 2014: 136 
DistributionVietnam (Thua Thien – Hue Province)

Type locality: Bach Ma Peak, Bach Ma National Park, on the Eco-tourist trail, Thua Thien – Hue Province, Vietnam (16°11’16.7’’ N 107°50’36.1’’ E; elevation 1400 m a.s.l.). Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: IEBR A.2010.02GZISP 30185, adult male, collected in April 2009 by Tran Thieu Du (Figs. 1 and 2). 
CommentHabitat: tropical rain forest.

The new species is characterized by the following characters: total length 578 mm; tail length 42 mm, tail tip thick, obtusely rounded, and slightly flattened laterally; maxillary teeth eight, modified; loreals absent; preocular present; supralabials 5/5, second and third entering orbit; infralabials 5/5; paraparietal surrounded by five shields; midbody scales in 13 rows, reducing to 11 rows at the level of single anal plate; ventrals 3 + 209; subcaudals 19, divided; body uniform light brown above and without color pattern; belly cream. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet concolor derives from Latin meaning unicolor and it is given due to the uniform body coloration of the species. 
References
  • Orlov, Nikolai L.; Truong Quang Nguyen, Tao Thien Nguyen, Natalia B. Ananjeva, and Cuc Thu Ho 2010. A new species of the genus Calamaria (Squamata: Ophidia: Colubridae) from Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Russ. J. Herpetol. 17 (3): - 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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