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Calamaria everetti BOULENGER, 1893

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymCalamaria everetti BOULENGER 1893: 525
Calamaria Everetti — BOULENGER 1894: 84
Calamaria everetti — TAYLOR 1922: 191
Calamaria everett — MARX 1955
Calamaria everetti — INGER & MARX 1965: 133
Calamaria everetti — INGER & VORIS 2001
Calamaria everetti — WALLACH et al. 2014: 136 
DistributionIndonesia (Borneo), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak); Philippines (Palawan)

Type locality: Sarawak  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.1.2 (and possibly additional specimens). 
DiagnosisDescription. (based on No. 565, Bureau of Science collection; collected at Iwahig, Palawan, March, 1909, by C. M.Weber.) (Adult male.) Rostral distinctly broader than high, rather narrowly visible from above; internasals wanting; prefrontals large, bordering labials laterally; frontal one and a half times as long as broad, slightly shorter than parietals, less than twice as broad assupraocular; latter much shorter than frontal; parietals elongate, broader than long; nostril pierced in nasal, small; no loreal present; an elongate preocular, broader mieriorly; 1 small, distinct preocular; no anterior temporals; a large posterior temporal bordering parietal; 5 upper labials, third and fourth entering eye, fifth very large; 5 lower labials, first pair meeting behind mental, 3 touching anterior chin shields; latter followed by a second, smaller, pair of chin shields, in contact with each other; scales in 13 rows, smooth; ventrals, 177; anal single; subcaudals, 24 pairs; head rather elongate; eye rather large, its diameter much more than its distance from mouth (Taylor 1922: 191). 
CommentNot in the Philippines fide GAULKE & VOGEL 2005. 
EtymologyNamed after Alfred Hart Everett (1848-1898), a British colonial administrator who worked in the East Indies and collected widely in Borneo and other places. Five mammals and ten birds plus other taxa are named after him. 
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  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Description of new reptiles and batrachians obtained in Borneo by Mr. C. Hose and Mr. A. Everett. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1893: 522-528 - get paper here
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1894. On the herpetological fauna of Palawan and Balabac. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 14: 81-90 - get paper here
  • Das, I. & Yaakob, N. 2007. Status of knowledge of the Malaysian herpetofauna. In Status of biological diversity in Malaysia & threat assessment of plant species in Malaysia. in: L. S. L. Chua, L. G. Kirton & L. G. Saw (eds.), Status of biological diversity in Malaysia & threat assessment of plant species in Malaysia. Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kepong, pp. 31-81
  • 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 - get paper here
  • Inger, R. F. & H. MARX 1965. The systematics and evolution of the oriental colubrid snakes of the genus Calamaria. Fieldiana: Zoology 49: 1-304. - get paper here
  • Inger, R.F. & Voris, H. K. 2001. The biogeographical relations of the frogs and snakes of Sundaland. Journal of Biogeography 28: 863-89 1
  • Marx, H. & R. F. INGER 1955. Notes on the snakes of the genus Calamaria. Fieldiana: Zoology 37: 167 - 209 - get paper here
  • Stuebing, R.B., Inger, R.F. & Lardner, B. 2014. A field guide to the snakes of Borneo, second edition. Natural history Publications (Borneo)
  • 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.
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