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Calamorhabdium kuekenthali BOETTGER, 1898

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Batjan Iridescent Snake 
SynonymCalamorhabdium kuekenthali BOETTGER 1898
Calamorhabdium kuekenthali — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 329
Calamorhabdium kuekenthali — DE LANG 2013
Calamorhabdium kuekenthali — WALLACH et al. 2014: 143 
DistributionIndonesia (Batjan = Bacan, northern Maluku islands)

Type locality: Insel Batjan [= Pulau Bacan]  
TypesLectotype: SMF 19384 (formerly 8330a) 
CommentType species: Calamorhabdium kuekenthali BOETTGER 1898 is the type species of the genus Calamorhabdium BOETTGER 1898. 
EtymologyNamed after Professor Dr. Wilhelm "Willy" Georg Kükenthal (1861-1922) who worked for the Bremen Geographical Society. He traveled widely, including to both the arctic and East Indies. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boettger, O. 1898. Katalog der Reptilien-Sammlung im Museum der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Frankfurt/M. 2.Teil (Schlangen). [type catalogue] Frankfurt/M (Gebr. Knauer), i-ix + 1-160. - get paper here
  • Lang, Ruud de 2013. The snakes of the Moluccas (Maluku), Indonesia. Edition Chimaira, 417 pp. - get paper here
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - 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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