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Calamophis katesandersae MURPHY, 2012

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Higher TaxaHomalopsidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesAndian Stout-tailed Snake 
SynonymCalamophis katesandersae MURPHY 2012
Brachyorrhos jobiensis — PETERS & DORIA 1878: 371
Brachyorrhos albus — BOULENGER 1893: 305
Calamophis katesandersae — MURPHY & VORIS 2014: 8
Calamophis katesandersae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 143 
DistributionWest Papua New Guinea, Indonesia

Type locality: Andai, West Papua, Indonesia (~0°54'58"S, 134°00'25"E).  
TypesHolotype: MSNG 56343-1, presumably an adult female 223 mm in total length, collected by A. A. Bruijn in Dec.1875
Paratype – MSNG 56343-2, a smaller, subadult female, 163 mm in total length collected at the same time and at locality as the holotype. 
Etymology— Named in honour of Kate Laura Sanders for her work on the evolution of sea snakes and interests in snake phylogeny. 
  • Murphy, J.C. & Voris, H.K. 2014. A Checklist and Key to the Homalopsid Snakes (Reptilia, Squamata, Serpentes), with the Description of New Genera. FIELDIANA: LIFE AND EARTH SCIENCES (8): 1–43 - get paper here
  • Murphy, John C. 2012. Synonymised and forgotten, the bird’s head stout-tailed snakes, Calamophis Meyer (Squamata: Serpentes: Homalopsidae). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 60 (2): 515-523 - get paper here
  • O’Shea M and Kaiser H. 2016. The first female specimen of the poorly known Arfak Stout-tailed Snake, Calamophis sharonbrooksae Mur- phy, 2012 (Serpentes: Colubroidea: Homalopsidae), from the Vogelkop Peninsula of Indonesian West New Guinea, with comments on the taxonomic history Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 10(2) [General Section]: 1–10 (e122)
  • 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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