Gyiophis maculosa (BLANFORD, 1881)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Gyiophis maculosa?
|Higher Taxa||Homalopsidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Blanford’s Mud Snake, Blanford's Spotted Water Snake|
|Synonym||Hypsirhina maculata BLANFORD 1879: 130 (non DUMÉRIL & BIBRON)|
Hypsirhina maculosa BLANFORD 1881: 226 (subst. name for maculata)
Hypsirhina blanfordi BOULENGER 1890 (fide SMITH 1943)
Enhydris maculosa — SMITH 1943: 387
Enhydris maculosa — WALLACH et al. 2014: 272
Gyiophis maculosa — MURPHY & VORIS 2014: 21
|Distribution||Myanmar (= Burma: Irrawaddy River Delta), Indonesia (Nias)|
Type locality: ‘Pegu (probably in the neighbourhood of Bassein)’ (= Bago, in southern Myanmar).
|Types||Neotype: BMNH 1918.104.22.168 (designated by MURPHY 2007: 282)|
Holotype: ZSI 8207 (but not located by Das et al. 1998).
|Comment||Distribution: reports from China are erroneus (J. Murphy, pers. comm. 23 June 2011).|
Synonymy: Boulenger 1890 was apparently unaware of the replacement name that Blanford himself had suggested in 1881 and suggested another replacement name, Hypsirhina blanfordi.
Type species: Hypsirhina maculosa BLANFORD 1881 is the type species of the genus Gyiophis MURPHY & VORIS 2014: 21.
|Etymology||The genus has been named in honor of Ko Ko Gyi, the Burmese herpetologist who revised the homalopsids. Gender of the genus is feminine.|