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Calamorhabdium acuticeps AHL, 1933

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Sulawesi Iridescent Snake 
SynonymCalamorhabdium acuticeps AHL 1933: 579
Calamorhabdium acuticeps — DE LANG & VOGEL 2005
Calamorhabdium acuticeps — WALLACH et al. 2014: 143 
DistributionIndonesia (Sulawesi)

Type locality: Ileile, North Celebes Indonesia  
TypesHolotype: ZMB (not explicitly mentioned in AHL 1933 but other types from the same paper are in ZMB). 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “acuere” = sharp, or “acutus” = sharpened, pointed, or “acumen” = tip, or “acus” = needle; Latin “ceps”, a shortened form of “caput” = head. 
  • Ahl, E. 1933. Ergebnisse der Celebes und Halmahera Expedition Heinrich 1930-32. Reptilien und Amphibien. Mit. zool. Mus. Berlin 19: 577-583 [1935]
  • Koch, A. 2012. Discovery, Diversity, and Distribution of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi and its offshore islands. Edition Chimaira, 374 pp. [ISBN 978-3-89973-432-4] - get paper here
  • Lang, Ruud de & G. Vogel 2005. The snakes of Sulawesi. A field guide to the land snakes of Sulawesi with identification keys. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, 25, Frankfurt am Main, 312 pp.
  • 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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