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Macrocalamus jasoni GRANDISON, 1972

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Jason's Mountain Reed Snake
G: Jasons Riednatter 
SynonymMacrocalamus jasoni GRANDISON 1972: 88
Macrocalamus jasoni — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 367
Macrocalamus jasoni — VOGEL & DAVID 1999
Macrocalamus jasoni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 417 
DistributionWest Malaysia (only known from the type locality)

Type locality: On track below camp 5 at about 5888 ft, Gunong Benom, C. Pahang, W Malaysia = Mt Benom, 1770 m  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1967.2283, a 760 mm female (J.A. Bullock, 9 April 1967). 
CommentThis species is known only from three female specimens. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Grandison, A.G.C. 1972. The Gunong Benom Expedition 1967. 5. Reptiles and amphibians of Gunong Benom with a description of a new species of Macrocalamus. Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.), London, 23: 45-101.
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • Vogel, G. & P. David 1999. A revision of the genus Macrocalamus (Serpentes: Colubridae), with description of a new species and a key to the genus. Raffles Bull. Zool., 47 (2): 309-332 - 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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