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Calamaria lovii BOULENGER, 1887

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesCalamaria lovii gimletti BOULENGER 1905
Calamaria lovii lovii BOULENGER 1887
Calamaria lovii wermuthi INGER & MARX 1965
Calamaria lovii ingermarxorum DAREVSKY & ORLOV 1992 
Common NamesE: Lowi’s Reed Snake
G: Lovis Riednatter 
SynonymCalamaria lovii BOULENGER 1887: 169
Calamaria lovii — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 329
Calamaria lovii — CHAN-ARD et al. 1999: 31
Calamaria lovi — INGER & VORIS 2001
Calamaria lowi — MALKMUS et al. 2002: 317
Calamaria lovii — WALLACH et al. 2014: 139

Calamaria lovii lovii BOULENGER 1887
Calamaria lowi — MOCQUARD 1890
Calamaria ventralis COCHRAN 1923
Calamaria javanica lineata BRONGERMA 1928
Calamaria lovii lovii — GRISMER et al. 2004
Calamaria lovii lovii — SANG et al. 2009

Calamaria lovii gimletti BOULENGER 1905
Calamaria gimletti BOULENGER 1905: 456
Calamaria doerianense BRONGERSMA 1928: 255
Calamaria pavimentata SCLATER 1891 (non DUMÉRIL & BIBRON)
Calamaria javanica WALL 1921 (non BOULENGER)
Calamaria melanota CHASEN & SMEDLEY 1927 (non JAN)
Calamaria gimletti — SMEDLEY 1931: 53
Calamaria gimletti — TWEEDIE 1940
Calamaria gimletti — TWEEDIE 1954
Calamaria fraseri TAYLOR 1962
Calamaria lovii gimletti — GRISMER et al. 2004
Calamaria lovii gimletti — ORLOV 2009
Calamaria gimletti — WALLACH et al. 2014: 137

Calamaria lovii ingermarxorum DAREVSKY & ORLOV 1992
Calamaria lovii ingermarxi DAREVSKY & ORLOV 1992
Calamaria lovii ingermarxorum — MICHELS & BAUER 2004

Calamaria lovii wermuthi INGER & MARX 1965
Calamaria lovii wermuthi — GRISMER et al. 2004
Calamaria lovii wermuthi — SANG et al. 2009 
DistributionIndonesia (Java, Borneo), Malaysia (Sarawak, Sabah); Type locality: Rejang River, Sarawak, Malaysia.

gimletti: W Malaysia; Type locality: Kelantan, Malaysia.

ingermarxi: Vietnam; Type locality: “Buoenloy, Gilai-Contum Province, Vietnam; 750 m” elevation.

wermuthi: Indonesia (Java); Type locality: Java Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: ZISP (ZIL) 20006 
CommentSynonymy after INGER & MARX 1965. 
Etymologynamed in honor of Brooke Low who gave the specimen to the London Natural History Museum. 
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  • Boulenger, George A. 1905. Descriptions of new snakes in the collection of the British Museum. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 15 (89): 453-456 - get paper here
  • Brongersma, L. D. 1928. Neue Reptilien aus dem Zoologischen Museum Amsterdam. Zool. Anz. 75:251-257.
  • Cochran, D. M. 1923. Two new species of Calamaria from Borneo. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 36: 91-92 - get paper here
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