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Calamaria ingeri GRISMER, KAISER & YAAKOB, 2004

IUCN Red List - Calamaria ingeri - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCalamaria ingeri GRISMER, KAISER & YAAKOB 2004
Calamaria ingeri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 137 
DistributionWest Malaysia (Pullau Tioman, Pahang)

Type locality: Pulau Tioman, Pahang, West Malaysia.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: FMNH 262246, adult female 
CommentDiagnosis. Distinguished from all other species by the unique combination of having 7 modi- fied maxillary teeth; 3rd and 4th supralabials contacting orbit; preocular present; mental separated from anterior chinshields; six scales surrounding the paraparietal; 213-228 ventral scales (Table 1); tail short, thick, and abruptly tapered (Fig. 4); and dorsal scales reduced to 4 rows on tail opposite last subcaudal anterior to terminal scute. 
References
  • 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
  • Grismer, L.L. 2011. Amphibians and reptiles of the Seribuat Archipelago. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 239 pp.
  • Grossmann, W. & Tillack, F. 2004. Pulau Tioman - Perle im Südchinesischen Meer, Teil 1. Reptilia (Münster) 9 (50): 42-49 - 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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