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Calamaria lateralis MOCQUARD, 1890

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymCalamaria lateralis MOCQUARD 1890
Calamaria lateralis — INGER & MARX 1965: 146
Calamaria lateralis — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 328
Calamaria lateralis — INGER & VORIS 2001
Calamaria lateralis — MALKMUS et al. 2002: 320
Calamaria lateralis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 138 
DistributionIndonesia (Java), Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo)

Type locality: Mount Kinbalu, Borneo.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1889.0194 (by monotypy) 
DiagnosisDescription: Diameter of the eye shorter than its distance from the mouth; rostral visible from above; frontal more long than broad, as long as the parietals; one praeocular; postocular fused with the supraocular; five upper labials, third and fourth entering the eye, fifth largest; first lower labial in contact with its fellow behind the mental; both pairs of chin-shields in contact. Scales in 13 rows; ventrals 146; anal entire; subcaudals 21. Tail ending in a point (De Rooij 1917: 168).

Color: Blackish-brown above; a white lateral line along the second and third rows of scales. Lower surface lighter brown. Length of head and body 233 mm.; tail 12 mm (De Rooij 1917: 168). 
  • 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. & Voris, H. K. 2001. The biogeographical relations of the frogs and snakes of Sundaland. Journal of Biogeography 28: 863-89 1
  • Lang, Ruud de 2017. The Snakes of Java, Bali and Surrounding Islands. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 435 pp. - get paper here
  • Malkmus, R.; Manthey, U.; Vogel, G. Hoffmann, P. & Kosuch, J. 2002. Amphibians and reptiles of Mount Kinabalu (North Borneo). A.R.G. Ganther Verlag, Rugell, 404 pp.
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • Mocquard, F. 1890. Recherches sur la faune herpétologique des îles de Bornèo et de Palawan. Nouv. Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat., Paris, 3 (2): 115-168. - 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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