Cylindrophis burmanus SMITH, 1943
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|Higher Taxa||Cylindrophiidae, Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Burmese Pipe-Snake|
|Synonym||Cylindrophis rufus burmanus SMITH 1943: 97|
Cylindrophis burmanus — AMARASINGHE et al. 2015
|Distribution||Myanmar (= Burma)|
Type locality: Rangoon, Burma (= Myanmar)
|Types||Lectotype: BMNH 1918.104.22.168, designated by Amarasinghe et al. 2015|
Paralectotypes (6): BMNH 1922.214.171.124, (SVL 212 mm), collected from Rangoon, Burma by an unknown collec- tor, presented by F.J. Meggitt; BMNH 1908.6.23.3, (SVL 293 mm), Burma, collector and date unknown, presented by Major F. Wall; BMNH 18126.96.36.199, (SVL 280 mm), Pyinmana, Upper Burma, collector and date unknown, presented by E.W. Oates; BMNH 19188.8.131.52, (SVL 280 mm), Thandoung, Burma, collector and date unknown, presented by F. Wall; BMNH 19184.108.40.206, (SVL 256 mm), Sahmaw, Myitkyina District, Burma, collector and date unknown, presented by F. Wall; and probably ZMB 3094 (fide Iskandar and Colijn 2002; indicated no justi- fication). All these paralectotypes share the same charac- ters as the lectotype and belong to the same species.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Cylindrophis burmanus is distinguished from all congeners by having the following characters: 19 midbody scale rows (vs. 17 in C. engkariensis; 23 in C. aruensis, C. opisthorhodus; 21 in C. isolepis, C. linea- tus, C. maculatus, and C. yamdena), 201–225 ventrals (vs. 233–275 in C. melanotus; 193–200 in C. boulengeri; 186–197 in C. ruffus), narrow and alternating bands on paler body (vs. dorsum uniform black with no crossbands in C. boulengeri; wide, constant, dorsally interrupted bands encircling the dark body in C. ruffus), a complete and narrow ring encircling the nape (vs. no ring on the nape in C. boulengeri; a wide, dorsally interrupted band encircling the nape in C. ruffus). [Amarasinghe et al. 2015: 38].|
|Comment||Synonymy: Listed as synonym of Cylindrophis ruffus by WALLACH et al. 2014.|
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