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Macrocalamus tweediei LIM, 1963

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Tweedie's Mountain Reed Snake
G: Tweedies Riednatter 
SynonymMacrocalamus tweediei LIM 1963
Macrocalamus tweediei — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 366
Macrocalamus tweediei — COX et al. 1998: 37
Macrocalamus tweediei — VOGEL & DAVID 1999
Macrocalamus tweediei — WALLACH et al. 2014: 418 
DistributionWest Malaysia (Cameron Highlands: Mt. Batu Berinchang; Selangor: Jabatan Talikom station, Mt. Ulu Kali, Genting Highlands)

Type locality: Gunong Brinchang, Cameron Highlands, Pahang, 6000ft = Mt. Batu Berinchang in Pahang, 1830 m  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZRC 57,656 (Singapore National Museum).
Paratype: R54,070 (Chicago Natural History Museum). 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after M.W.F. Tweedie, former director of the Singapore National Museum (obituary in Raffl. Bull. Zool. 37 [1989]: 160). 
References
  • Boo Liat, Lim 1963. Macrocalamus tweediei, a new species of Reed Snake from Malaya. Bull. Nat. Mus., Singapore. 32: 99 - 102
  • 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.
  • Das, I. 2012. A Naturalist's Guide to the Snakes of South-East Asia: Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali. Oxford J, ohn Beaufoy Publishing - get paper here
  • DAS, I. & LIM, K.K.P. 2001. Catalogue of herpetological types in the collection of the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore. Raffles Bull. Zool. 49 (1): 7-11
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. 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 - get paper here
 
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