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Cylindrophis lineatus DENNYS, 1880

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Higher TaxaCylindrophiidae, Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Blanford's Pipe Snake 
SynonymCylindrophis lineatus DENNYS 1880
Cylindrophis lineatus BLANFORD 1881
Cylindrophis lineatus — BOULENGER 1893: 137
Cylindrophis lineatus — DE ROOIJ 1917: 37
Cylindrophis lineatus — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 414
Cylindrophis lineatus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 153
Cylindrophis lineatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 204 
DistributionIndonesia (Borneo, Sarawak), Malaysia (Sarawak)

Type locality: see comments.  
TypesNeotype: BMNH 1946.1.16.5 (formerly BMNH 1930.6.2.3). The original holotype at ZRC is now lost (Figueroa & Low 2021). 
CommentThe type locality was given erroneously as “Singapore” by BLANFORD (1881) according to STUEBING (1991: 327).

Authorship: Usually, Blanford 1881 is given as author. However, Figueroa & Low 2021 argue that Dennys 1880 is the describer of this species.

Conservation: known from only eight museum specimens (Figueroa & Low 2021). 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “linea”, meaning stripe or line. 
  • Amarasinghe AAT, Campbell PD, Hallermann J, Sidik I, Supriatna J, Ineich I. 2015. Two new species of the genus Cylindrophis Wagler, 1828 (Squamata: Cylindrophiidae) from Southeast Asia. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 9 (1): 34–51
  • Blanford, W. T. 1881. On a collection of reptiles and frogs chiefly from Singapore. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1881: 215-226. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Das, I. 2021. A Naturalist’s Guide to the Snakes of Southeast Asia. Third Edition. John Beaufoy Publishing. Oxford, England, 176 pp. ISBN: 978-1- 913679-09-5. [review in HR 53 (1): 170]
  • Das, I. & Yaakob, N. 2007. Status of knowledge of the Malaysian herpetofauna. In Status of biological diversity in Malaysia & threat assessment of plant species in Malaysia. in: L. S. L. Chua, L. G. Kirton & L. G. Saw (eds.), Status of biological diversity in Malaysia & threat assessment of plant species in Malaysia. Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kepong, pp. 31-81
  • de Rooij, N. DE 1917. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Il. Ophidia. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 334 S. - get paper here
  • Dennys, N.B. 1880. The snakes of Singapore II. Singapore Daily Times, 28 December 1880, p. 3
  • FIGUEROA, ALEX; MARTYN E.Y. LOW 2021. The original description and date of publication of Cylindrophis lineatus and remarks on its type locality (Reptilia: Squamata: Cylindrophiidae). Zootaxa 4951: 182–186 - get paper here
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Stuebing, R.B. 1991. A checklist of the snakes of Borneo. Raffles Bull. Zool. 39(2): 323-362. - get paper here
  • Stuebing, R.B., Inger, R.F. & Lardner, B. 2014. A field guide to the snakes of Borneo, second edition. Natural history Publications (Borneo)
  • 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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