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Hebius groundwateri (SMITH, 1922)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Groundwater's Keelback
G: Groundwaters Wassernatter 
SynonymNatrix groundwateri SMITH 1922
Natrix groundwateri — TAYLOR 1965: 827
Amphiesma groundwateri — CHAN-ARD et al. 1999: 30
Amphiesma groundwateri — DAVID et al. 2007
Hebius groundwateri — GUO et al. 2014
Amphiesma groundwateri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 30
Amphiesma groundwateri — CHAN-ARD et al. 2015: 231
Hebius groundwateri — DAVID et al. 2021 
DistributionThailand (Ranong Province)

Type locality: “Tasan, 40 kilometres S.W. of Chumpon, Peninsular Siam” [= Tasan, 40 km SW Chumpon (10°30’N, 99°11’E), S Thailand].  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.1.13.36-37 (and possibly additional specimens). 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Taylor 1965: 827 
Etymology“Natrix groundwateri is named after Mr. C. L. Groundwater, to whom I have been indebted on many occasions for illustrations which have appeared in this Journal” (SMITH 1922). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Chan-ard, T., Parr, J.W.K. & Nabhitabhata, J. 2015. A field guide to the reptiles of Thailand. Oxford University Press, NY, 352 pp. [see book reviews by Pauwels & Grismer 2015 and Hikida 2015 for corrections] - get paper here
  • David, P. & Das, I. 2003. A new species of the snake genus Amphiesma (Serpentes: Colubridae: Natricinae) from Western Sumatra, Indonesia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 51(2): 413-419 - get paper here
  • David, P., Bain, R. H., Nguyen Quang Truong, Orlov, N. L., Vogel, G., Vu Ngoc Thanh & T. Ziegler 2007. A new species of the natricine snake genus Amphiesma from the Indochinese Region (Squamata: Colubridae: Natricinae). Zootaxa 1462: 41-60 - get paper here
  • DAVID, PATRICK; GERNOT VOGEL, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, NIKOLAI L. ORLOV, OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS, ALEXANDRE TEYNIÉ, THOMAS ZIEGLER 2021. A revision of the dark-bellied, stream-dwelling snakes of the genus Hebius (Reptilia: Squamata: Natricidae) with the description of a new species from China, Vietnam and Thailand. Zootaxa 4911: 1–61 - get paper here
  • GUO, PENG; FEI ZHU, QIN LIU, LIANG ZHANG, JIAN X. LI, YU Y. HUANG & R. ALEXANDER PYRON 2014. A taxonomic revision of the Asian keelback snakes, genus Amphiesma (Serpentes: Colubridae: Natricinae), with description of a new species. Zootaxa 3873 (4): 425–440 - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1922. On a collection of reptiles and batrachians from the mountains of Pahang, Malay Peninsula. J. Fed. Malay St. Mus., Singapore, 10: 263-282. - get paper here
  • Taylor,E.H. 1965. The serpents of Thailand and adjacent waters. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 45 (9): 609-1096 - 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.
  • Ziegler, T., and Quyet, L.K. 2006. A new natricine snake of the genus Amphiesma (Squamata: Colubridae: Natricinae) from the central Truong Son, Vietnam. Zootaxa 1225: 39-56 - get paper here
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