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Calamaria mecheli SCHENKEL, 1901

IUCN Red List - Calamaria mecheli - Data Deficient, DD

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymCalamaria mecheli SCHENKEL 1901: 165
Calamaria mehelyi SCHENKEL (obviously a lapsus calami): BARBOUR 1912
Calamaria mecheli — INGER & MARX 1965: 233
Calamaria mecheli — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 329
Calamaria mecheli — INGER & VORIS 2001
Calamaria mechei — GRISMER et al. 2004 (in error)
Calamaria mecheli — WALLACH et al. 2014: 140 
DistributionIndonesia (endemic to Sumatra)

Type locality: Indragiri, Sumatra  
TypesHolotype: NMBA (= NHM Basel) 
EtymologyNamed after "A. v. Mechel", who provided the holotype of this Sumatran snake. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • David,P. & Vogel, G. 1996. The snakes of Sumatra. An annotated checklist and key with natural history notes. Bücher Kreth, Frankfurt/M.
  • 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. & Voris, H. K. 2001. The biogeographical relations of the frogs and snakes of Sundaland. Journal of Biogeography 28: 863-89 1
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • Schenkel, E. 1901. Achter Nachtrag zum Katalog der herpetologischen Sammlung des Basler Museums. Verh. naturf. Ges. Basel, 13:142-199. - 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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