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Calamaria yunnanensis CHERNOV, 1962

IUCN Red List - Calamaria yunnanensis - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesChinese: 云南两头蛇 
SynonymCalamaria yunnanensis CHERNOV 1962
Calamaria yunnanensis — INGER & MARX 1965: 238 (”doubtful form”)
Calamaria yunnanensis — OTA 1982
Calamaria yunnanensis — ZHAO & ADLER 1993
Calamaria yunnanensis — ZHAO 2006: 184
Calamaria yunnanensis — ORLOV et al. 2010
Calamaria yunnanensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 142 
DistributionChina (Yunnan), Laos

Type locality: Jingdong, Yunnan, China  
TypesHolotype: ZISP 17073 
CommentSynonymy: Listed by INGER & MARX 1965 as a “doubtful form” since they were not able to study the holotype. Might be synonymous to C. pavimentata or C. septentrionalis. 
  • Chernov, S.A. 1962. On one still unknown snake of the genus Calamaria from You'nan [in Russian]. Zool. Inst. Acad. USSR, Trudy 30: 382-384
  • 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
  • Orlov, Nikolai L.; Truong Quang Nguyen, Tao Thien Nguyen, Natalia B. Ananjeva, and Cuc Thu Ho 2010. A new species of the genus Calamaria (Squamata: Ophidia: Colubridae) from Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Russ. J. Herpetol. 17 (3): - 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
  • Stuart, B.L. & Heatwole, H. 2008. Country records of snakes from Laos. Hamadryad 33: 97–106
  • 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.
  • Yang, Jian-Huan and Xi Zheng 2018. A New Species of the Genus Calamaria (Squamata: Colubridae) from Yunnan Province, China. Copeia 106 (3): 485-491 - get paper here
  • Zhao, E.M. 2006. The snakes of China [in Chinese]. Hefei, China, Anhui Sience & Technology Publ. House, Vol. I, 372 pp., Vol. II (color plates), 280 pp.
  • Ziegler, Thomas; Nguyen Van Sang, Nguyen Quang Truong 2009. A New Reed Snake of the Genus Calamaria Boie (Squamata: Colubridae) from Vietnam. Current Herpetology 27 (2): 71-80 [2008] - get paper here
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