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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)
Common Names 
SynonymCalamaria ingeri GRISMER, KAISER & YAAKOB 2004
Calamaria ingeri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 137
Calamaria ingeri — LEE 2021 
DistributionWest Malaysia (Pullau Tioman, Pahang)

Type locality: Pulau Tioman, Pahang, West Malaysia.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 262246, adult female 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Distinguished from all other species by the unique combination of having 7 modified 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. 
EtymologyNamed after Robert F. Inger (1920-2019), American herpetologist. For an obituary see Voris & Resetar 2020. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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 - 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
  • Lee, Justin L. 2021. Description of a new species of Southeast Asian reed snake from northern Laos (Squamata: Colubridae: Genus Calamaria F. Boie, 1827) with a revised diagnosis of Calamaria yunnanensis Chernov, 1962. Journal of Natural History, 55:9-10, 531-560, - get paper here
  • Poyarkov, Nikolay A.; Jr., Tan Van Nguyen, Nikolai L. Orlov, Gernot Vogel 2019. A New Species of the Genus Calamaria Boie, 1827 from the Highlands of the Langbian Plateau, Southern Vietnam (Squamata: Colubridae). Russ. J. Herpetol. 26 (6): 335-348 - get paper here
  • Quah, Evan S. H.; Kelvin K.P. Lim, Eric H.H. Leong and Shahrul Anuar M.S. 2018. Identification and a new record from Penang Island of the rare red-bellied reed snake (Calamaria albiventer) (Gray, 1835) (Serpentes: Calamariinae). RAFFLES BULLETIN OF ZOOLOGY 66: 486–493 - get paper here
  • Voris, H. K., & Resetar, A. 2020. Robert Frederick Inger (1920–2019). Copeia 108 (2): 426-429 - 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.
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