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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: 204
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
  • Karin BR, Krone IW, Frederick J, Hamidy A, Laksono WT, Amini SS, Arida E, Arifin U, Bach BH, Bos C, Jennings CK, Riyanto A, Scarpetta SG, Stubbs AL, McGuire JA. 2023. Elevational surveys of Sulawesi herpetofauna 1: Gunung Galang, Gunung Dako Nature Reserve. PeerJ 11:e15766 - 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.
  • McDowell, S.B. 1975. A catalogue of the snakes of New Guinea and the Solomons, with special reference to those in the Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Part lI. Aniloidea and Pythoninae. Journal of Herpetology 9 (1): 1-79 - get paper here
  • 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.
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  • 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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