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Macrocalamus lateralis GÜNTHER, 1864

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Malayan Mountain Reed Snake, Striped Reedsnake
G: Gestreifte Riednatter 
SynonymMacrocalamus lateralis GÜNTHER 1864: 199
Macrocalamus lateralis — SMEDLEY 1931: 50
Macrocalamus lateralis — LIM 1963
Macrocalamus lateralis — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 365
Macrocalamus lateralis — COX et al. 1998: 37
Macrocalamus lateralis — VOGEL & DAVID 1999
Macrocalamus lateralis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 417 
DistributionWest Malaysia (Pahang: Cameron Highlands, Bukit Fraser = Fraser's Hill; Perak: Bukit Larut = Maxwell's Hill), Thailand

Type locality: "From the continent", restricted to Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia, by LIM (1963).  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.7.23 
CommentThe original description is available online (see link below).

Type species: Macrocalamus lateralis GÜNTHER 1864: 199 is the type species of the genus Macrocalamus GÜNTHER 1864. 
  • Boo Liat, Lim 1963. Macrocalamus tweediei, a new species of Reed Snake from Malaya. Bull. Nat. Mus., Singapore. 32: 99 - 102
  • Boulenger, George A. 1894. Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume II., Containing the Conclusion of the Colubridæ Aglyphæ. British Mus. (Nat. Hist.), London, xi, 382 pp. - 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
  • Chan-ard,T.; Grossmann,W.; Gumprecht,A. & Schulz,K. D. 1999. Amphibians and reptiles of peninsular Malaysia and Thailand - an illustrated checklist [bilingual English and German]. Bushmaster Publications, Würselen, Gemany, 240 pp. [book review in Russ. J Herp. 7: 87] - get paper here
  • Cox, Merel J.; Van Dijk, Peter Paul; Jarujin Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt,Kumthorn 1998. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Ralph Curtis Publishing, 144 pp.
  • 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
  • Günther, A. 1864. The Reptiles of British India. London (Taylor & Francis), xxvii + 452 pp. - get paper here
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • Smedley, N. 1931. Notes on some Malaysian snakes. Bull. Raffles Mus. No 5: 49-54
  • Smedley, N. 1932. Amphibians and reptiles from the Cameron Highlands, Malay Peninsula. Bull. Raffles Mus. 6: 105 - 123 [1931] - 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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