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Calamaria sumatrana EDELING, 1870

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Sumatra Dwarf Snake 
SynonymCalamaria sumatrana EDELING 1870
Calamaria pavimentata MÜLLER 1885 (non DUMÉRIL & BIBRON)
Calamaria sumatrana — INGER & MARX 1965: 181
Calamaria sumatrana — INGER & VORIS 2001
Calamaria sumatrana — WALLACH et al. 2014: 142 
DistributionIndonesia (endemic to Sumatra)

Type locality: Redjang, Sumatra. Neotype locality: “Deli, Medan, Sumatra”  
TypesNeotype: ZMA.RENA 10237 (Zool Mus Amsterdam) (syntypes lost, fide Marx & Inger 1965) 
CommentDistribution: reported from Singapore by SCLATER 1891. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Edeling, A.C.J. 1870. Recherches sur la faune erpétologique de Sumatra. Nat. Tijdschr. Ned. Ind., Batavia, 7 (1): 376-388. - 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
  • Inger, R. F. & H. MARX 1965. The systematics and evolution of the oriental colubrid snakes of the genus Calamaria. Fieldiana: Zoology 49: 1-304. - 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
  • Sclater,W.L. 1891. Notes on a collection of snakes in the Indian Museum, with descriptions of several new species. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal LX: 230-250 - get paper here
  • TEYNIÉ, ALEXANDRE; PATRICK DAVID, & ANNEMARIE OHLER 2010. Note on a collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Western Sumatra (Indonesia), with the description of a new species of the genus Bufo. Zootaxa 2416: 1–43 - 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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