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Anomochilus leonardi SMITH, 1940

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Higher TaxaAnomochilidae, Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Leonard's Pipe Snake, Leonard's Burrowing Snake
G: Leonards Wühlschlange 
SynonymAnomochilus leonardi SMITH 1940
Anomochilus leonardi — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 299
Anomochilus leonardi — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 128
Anomochilus leonardi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 44 
DistributionW Malaysia, Borneo (Sabah)

Type locality: ‘‘Sungei Ngeram, near Merapoh, N. Pahang, Malay Peninsula, at about 800 feet elevation”.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.17.4 
CommentAnomochilus was previously considered as a member of the family Uropeltidae.

Abundance: A. leonardi is known from only 5 specimens from peninsular Malaysia and one from Malaysian Borneo. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Cundall, D., Wallach, V. & Rossman, D. A. 1993. The systematic relationships of the snake genus Anomochilus. Zool. J. Linnean Soc. 109: 275-299. - get paper here
  • Gower, D.J.; Vidal, N.; Spinks, J.N.; and McCarthy, C.J. 2005. The phylogenetic position of Anomochilidae (Reptilia: Serpentes): first evidence from DNA sequences. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 43(4):315-320. - get paper here
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Seung Hoon, Cha 2012. Snake, the world most beautifull curve [in Korean]. Hownext, 304 pp. [ISBN 978-89-965656-7-3] - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1940. A new snake of the genus Anomochilus from the Malay Peninsula. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 35: 447-449. - get paper here
  • Stuebing R B; Goh R 1993. A new record of Leonard's pipe snake, Anomochilus leonardi Smith (Serpentes: Uropeltidae: Cylindrophinae) from Sabah, northwestern Borneo. Raffles Bull. Zool. 41 (2): 311-314 - get paper here
  • Stuebing, R.B., Inger, R.F. & Lardner, B. 2014. A field guide to the snakes of Borneo, second edition. Natural history Publications (Borneo)
  • 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, N. S. 2003. A record of Anomochilus leonardi Smith, 1940 (Anomochilidae) from Peninsular Malaysia. Hamadryad 27 (2):285-286
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