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Macrocalamus gentingensis YAAKOB & LIM, 2002

IUCN Red List - Macrocalamus gentingensis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymMacrocalamus gentingensis YAAKOB & LIM 2002
Macrocalamus gentingensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 417 
DistributionMalaysia (Genting Highlands, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia)

Type locality: Genting Highlands, about 32 km north-east of Kuala Lumpur, in the vicinity of the water pump at 1181 m in elevation, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia (03° 26’N, 101° 47’E).  
TypesHolotype: ZRC 2.5062 (formerly DWNP R.0037) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Eight supralabials, seven lower labials; body iridescent black, belly lighter, with a median yellowish stripe from nape to anus, series of yellow blotches from behind nape towards the flanks; series of yellow lateral spots from tip of tail towards anterior; yellow stripe from postocular to below neck. 
  • David, P. & Pauwels, O.S.G. 2004. A re-evaluation of the taxonomy of Macrocalamus lateralis Günther, 1864 (Serpentes: Colubridae), with the descriptions of two new species. Raffl. Bull. Zool., 52(2): 635-645 - 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.
  • Yaakob, Norsham Suhaina and Boo Liat Lim 2002. A new species of mountain reed snake, Macrocalamus gentingensis, from Genting Highlands, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia. Hamadryad 27 (1):83-89
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