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Higher TaxaHomalopsidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Boie’s Mud Snake, Rice Paddy Snake, Plumbeous water snake
G: Olivfarbene Wassertrugnatter 
SynonymHomalopsis plumbea BOIE 1827: 560
Hypsirhina hardwickii GRAY 1834 (fide STEJNEGER 1907: 301)
Hypserina hardwickii — HARDWICKE & GRAY 1834: 87 (in list)
Hypsirina hardwickii — HARDWICKE & GRAY 1834: 87 (on plate)
Coluber plumbeus — EYDOUX & GERVAIS 1837
Hypsirhina plumbea — GRAY 1842: 66
Eurostus plumbeus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1854: 955
Eurostus plumbeus — GÜNTHER 1863: 397
Hypsirhina plumbea — GÜNTHER 1864: 280
Eurotus (sic) plumbeus — EDELING 1870
Enhydris hardwickii — BOULENGER 1896: 301
Hypsirhina plumbea — BOULENGER 1896: 5
Enhydris plumbea — STEJNEGER 1898
Hypsirhina plumbea — VAILLANT 1904: 298
Enhydris plumbea — STEJNEGER 1907: 300
Helicops wettsteini AMARAL 1929: 40
Enhydris plumbea — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 348
Enhydris plumbea — COX et al. 1998: 41
Enhydris plumbea — ZIEGLER 2002: 238
Enhydris plumbea — GOWER et al. 2012: 91
Enhydris plumbea — KOCH 2012
Enhydris plumbea — WALLACH et al. 2014: 272
Hypsiscopus plumbea — MURPHY & VORIS 2014: 26
Enhydris plumbea — CHAN-ARD et al. 2015: 238 
DistributionIndia, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia,
Indonesia (Bali, Bangka, Belitung, Java, Kalimantan/Borneo, Sulawesi, Sumatra); Laos [see also HR 30: 174]; Pulau Bangka
Malaysia (Malaya and East Malaysia, Pulau Tioman [HR 31: 114]);
SE China (Hong Kong, Hainan), Taiwan,
Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Type locality: Java  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: RNHL 1161 (RMNH.RENA 1163 fide MURPHY & VORIS 2014: 26) 
CommentBehavior: nocturnal.

Synonymy: Helicops wettsteini is a synonym of E. plumbea fide WALLACH (unpubl.). The type locality of H. wettsteini is erroneously “San Juan de Vinas (1000 ms. alt.), base of Volcano Turialba, central Costa Rica”.

Type species: Homalopsis plumbea BOIE 1827: 560 is the type species of the genus Hypsiscopus FITZINGER 1843.

Diet: fish, frogs, crustaceans 
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