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Calamaria longirostris HOWARD & GILLESPIE, 2007

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymCalamaria longirostris HOWARD & GILLESPIE 2007
Calamaria longirostris — WALLACH et al. 2014: 139 
DistributionIndonesia (Sulawesi)

Type locality: Lambusango Reserve at 5°12’59’’S, 122°52’10’’E, at 400 m elevation, Buton Island, Sulawesi, Indonesia.  
TypesHolotype: MZB 3127, adult female, collected from a pitfall trap. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Distinguished from all other Calamaria including C. butonensis by the combination of the following: no preocular scale, mental not touching anterior chin shields, four supralabial scales and five scales or shields surrounding the paraparietal; ventrals 217–226 (female), subcaudals 11–12 (female), tail thick, not tapering but ending bluntly. Eight modified maxillary teeth. 
Etymologynamed after its long snout (rostris = snout). 
  • Howard, S.D. & Gillespie, G.R. 2007. Two New Calamaria (Serpentes) Species from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Journal of Herpetology 41 (2): 237 - get paper here
  • Koch, A. 2011. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi: Underestimated Diversity in a Dynamic Environment. In: F.E. Zachos and J.C. Habel (eds.), Biodiversity Hotspots. Springer, Berlin, p. 383-404 - get paper here
  • Koch, A. 2012. Discovery, Diversity, and Distribution of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi and its offshore islands. Edition Chimaira, 374 pp. [ISBN 978-3-89973-432-4] - get paper here
  • Koch, A.; Arida, E.; Mcguire, J.A.; Iskandar, D.T. & Böhme, W. 2009. A new species of Calamaria (Squamata: Colubridae) similar to C. ceramensis de Rooij, 1913, from the Banggai Islands, east of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Zootaxa 2196: 19–30 - 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.
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