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Djokoiskandarus annulata (DE JONG, 1926)

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Higher TaxaHomalopsidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesTrans-Fly Mangrove Snake, Banded watersnake 
SynonymCantoria annulata DE JONG 1926: 304
Cantoria annulata — DAAN & HILLENIUS 1966: 137
Djokoiskandarus annulata — MURPHY 2011
Cantoria annulata — WALLACH et al. 2014: 146
Djokoiskandarus annulata — MURPHY & VORIS 2014: 14 
DistributionIndonesia (Irian Jaya), New Guinea

Type locality: Prins Frederik Hendrik Island, West New Guinea (about 7°56'S and 138°21'E).  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZMA 11065 
CommentHabitat: marine (sea snake).

Diet: crustaceans

Type species: Cantoria annulata DE JONG 1926: 304 is the type species of the genus Djokoiskandarus MURPHY 2011. 
EtymologyThe genus is named in honour of Indonesian herpetologist Djoko Iskandar. Gender of genus is masculine. the species has been named after the diminutive form (“annul-”) of Latin “anus” = ring. 
References
  • Daan, S. & Hillenius,D. 1966. Catalogue of the type specimens of amphibians and reptiles in the Zoological Museum, Amsterdam. Beaufortia 13: 117-144
  • de Jong,J.K. 1926. Heurnia ventromaculata n.g. n. sp. und Cantoria annulata n. sp., wei neue Schlangen von Neu-Guinea. Zool. Anz. 67: 302-304
  • Heatwole, H. 1999. Sea snakes, 2nd ed. Krieger, Malabar, 148 pp. [review in Copeia 2000 (4): 1136]
  • Murphy, J.C. 2011. THE NOMENCLATURE AND SYSTEMATICS OF SOME AUSTRALASIAN HOMALOPSID SNAKES (SQUAMATA: SERPENTES: HOMALOPSIDAE). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 2011 59(2): 229–236 - get paper here
  • Murphy, J.C. & Voris, H.K. 2014. A Checklist and Key to the Homalopsid Snakes (Reptilia, Squamata, Serpentes), with the Description of New Genera. FIELDIANA: LIFE AND EARTH SCIENCES (8): 1–43 - get paper here
  • Murphy, John C. 2007. Homalopsid Snakes: Evolution in the Mud. Krieger Publishing, Malabar, Florida, 249 pp.
  • O'Shea,M. 1996. A Guide to the Snakes of Papua New Guinea. Independent Publishing, Port Moresby, xii + 239 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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