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Calamaria margaritophora BLEEKER, 1860

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Bleeker's Dwarf Snake 
SynonymCalamaria margaritophorus BLEEKER 1860: 285
Calamaria margaritophora — GÜNTHER 1865
Calamaria maculolineata PETERS 1863: 403
Calamaria hoevenii EDELING 1870
Calamaria hoevenii — BOULENGER 1894
Calamaria margaritifera — BOULENGER 1894
Calamaria margaritophora — INGER & MARX 1965: 166
Calamaria margaritophora — INGER & VORIS 2001
Calamaria margaritophora — WALLACH et al. 2014: 139 
DistributionIndonesia (endemic to Sumatra)

Type locality: Ampat-Lawang, Sumatra.  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.1.2.9 ( 
CommentSynonymy after David & Vogel 1996. 
EtymologyAfter the Latin “margarita” = pearl, and Greek “phorus” = carrying. 
  • Bauer, A.M.; Günther,R. & Klipfel,M. 1995. The herpetological contributions of Wilhelm C.H. Peters (1815-1883). SSAR Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology, 714 pp.
  • Bleeker, P. 1860. Over de reptilien-fauna van Sumatra. Nat. Tijdschr. Ned. Ind., Batavia, 21: 284-298. - get paper here
  • Grismer, L. L., H. Kaiser & N. S. Yaakob 2004. A new species of Reed Snake of the genus Calamaria H. Boie, 1827, from Pulau Tioman, Pahang, West Malaysia. Hamadryad 28 (1&2): 1-6 - get paper here
  • Inger, R. F. & H. MARX 1965. The systematics and evolution of the oriental colubrid snakes of the genus Calamaria. Fieldiana: Zoology 49: 1-304. - get paper here
  • Inger, R.F. & Voris, H. K. 2001. The biogeographical relations of the frogs and snakes of Sundaland. Journal of Biogeography 28: 863-89 1
  • Lidth DE JEUDE, T.W. VAN 1922. Snakes from Sumatra. Zoologische Mededelingen 6: 239-253. - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1863. Über eine neue Schlangengattung, Styporhynchus, und verschiedene andere Amphibien des zoologischen Museums. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1863 (October): 399-413 - get paper here
  • TEYNIÉ, ALEXANDRE; PATRICK DAVID, & ANNEMARIE OHLER 2010. Note on a collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Western Sumatra (Indonesia), with the description of a new species of the genus Bufo. Zootaxa 2416: 1–43 - 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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