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Cylindrophis melanotus WAGLER, 1828

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Higher TaxaCylindrophiidae, Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Black Pipe Snake 
SynonymCylindrophis melanoto WAGLER 1828
Cylindrophis melanotus — WAGLER 1830
Tortrix rufa celebiensis — SCHLEGEL 1839: 111
Cylindrophis melanota — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1844: 592
Tortrix rufa var. Celebica SCHLEGEL 1844: 111 [1839] (fide GRAY 1849: 111)
Tortrix melanota — GRAY 1849: 111
Tortrix rufa var. Celebensis — GRAY 1849: 111
Cylindrophis rufa var. melanota — JAN & SORDELLI 1865
Cylindrophis rufus var. melanota — MEYER 1887: 8
Cylindrophis celebensis M. A. SMITH 1927: 220 (fide MCDOWELL 1975:25)
Cylindrophis heinrichi AHL 1933: 578 (fide MCDOWELL 1975:25)
Cylindrophis melanotus — MCDOWELL 1975
Cylindrophis melanotus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 154
Cylindrophis melanotus — DE LANG 2013
Cylindrophis melanotus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 204 
DistributionIndonesia (Sulawesi [= Celebes], Halmahera, Batjan = Bacan, Sula, Tabukan Islands, Sangihe Islands)

Type locality: Not given in the original description. “Celebes” according to DUMÉRIL & BIBRON (1844:595).

Type locality: “Djikoro, Mt. Bonthain,.. South Celebes” [Sulawesi, Indonesia] [C. celebensis SMITH 1927]

Type locality: “Halmaheira” [Cylindrophis heinrichi AHL 1935]  
TypesTypes: RMNH 19 (”Museo Lugdunensi Bat.”), uncertain holotype fide Kieckbusch et al. 2018.
Holotype: BMNH 1946.1.16.52 (formerly BMNH 1926.10.30.72) [C. celebensis M. A. SMITH 1927]
Holotype: ZMB 34313 [Cylindrophis heinrichi AHL 1935] 
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  • 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
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1844. Erpetologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complete des Reptiles. Vol.6. Libr. Encyclopédique Roret, Paris, 609 pp. - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1849. Catalogue of the specimens of snakes in the collection of the British Museum. Edward Newman, London, i-xv; 1-125. - get paper here
  • Jan, G. 1865. Iconographie générale des ophidiens. 9. Livraison. J.B. Bailière et Fils, Paris [1864] - get paper here
  • KIECKBUSCH, MAX; FELIX MADER, HINRICH KAISER & SVEN MECKE 2018. A new species of Cylindrophis Wagler, 1828 (Reptilia: Squamata: Cylindrophiidae) from Boano Island, northern Maluku Province, Indonesia. Zootaxa 4486 (3): 236–250 - get paper here
  • 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 2013. The snakes of the Moluccas (Maluku), Indonesia. Edition Chimaira, 417 pp. - 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.
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Meyer 1887. Abh. Ber. K. Zool. Anthro. Ethno. Mus. Dresden [1886/87]: 1-16 - get paper here
  • Schlegel, H. 1839. Abbildungen neuer oder unvollständig bekannter Amphibien, nach der Natur oder dem Leben entworfen und mit einem erläuternden Texte begleitet. Arne and Co., Düsseldorf, xiv + 141 pp. - get paper here
  • Smith, M. A. 1927. Contribution to the herpetology of the Indo-Australian Region. Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1: 199-225.
  • Ukuwela, K.D.B., de Silva, A., Sivaruban, A. et al. 2022. Diversity, distribution, and natural history of the marine snakes of Sri Lanka. Marine Biodiversity 52, 24 (2022) - get paper here
  • Wagler, J. 1828. Descriptiones et icones amphibiorum. Vol. 1. J. G. Cotttae, Stuttgartiae, Monachii et Tubingiae, i-xii 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.
  • Wanger, T. C., I. Motzke, S. Saleh & D. T. Iskandar 2011. The amphibians and reptiles of the Lore Lindu National Park area, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Salamandra 47 (1): 17-29 - get paper here
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