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Calamaria gialaiensis ZIEGLER, SANG & TRUONG, 2009

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesEnglish: Gia Lai reed snake
Vietnamese: Ran mai gam gia lai
French: Calamaire de Gia Lai
German: Gia Lai Zwergschlange 
SynonymCalamaria gialaiensis ZIEGLER, SANG & TRUONG 2009
Calamaria gialaiensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 137 
DistributionVietnam (Gia Lai)

Type locality: Kon Ka Kinh, K Bang District, Gia Lai Province, Vietnam, 1,300m elevation. Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: IEBR A.0714, adult male, Nguyen Van Sang, April 1999. 
CommentDiagnosis: This new species is distinguished from congeneric species in having the following combination of characters: 1) rostral wider than high, portion visible from above more than half of prefrontal suture; 2) paraparietal surrounded by five shields and scales; 3) eye diameter larger than eye-mouth distance; 4) preocular present; 5) supralabials four, second and third entering orbit; 6) maxillary teeth modified; 7) infralabials five, first three touching anterior chin shield; 8) mental touching anterior chin shields; anterior shields meeting in midline; posterior chin shields diverging, only touching anteriorly; 9) 3+191 ventrals; 23 divided subcaudal scales; 10) single anal plate; 11) tail relatively short, as thick as body, not tapering, with rounded end (8.1% of the total length); 12) dorsum light greyish brown with indistinct dark neck collar and few dark blotches along vertebral region before cloaca; with two pairs of light blotches and a yellow ring around tip in tail; outermost dorsal scale rows yellow with dark dorsal corners; 13) venter yellowish beige, with dark outermost corners in each of ventrals and anterior subcaudals; 14) body relatively large, total length of the unique male 457mm. 
References
  • Nguyen, Thomas Ziegler & Truong Quang; 2010. New discoveries of amphibians and reptiles from Vietnam. Bonn Zool. Bull. 57 (2): 137–147 - get paper here
  • 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. 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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