Calamaria sangi TRUONG, KOCH & ZIEGLER, 2009
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Calamaria sangi?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Sang's reed snake|
Vietnamese: Ran mai gam sang
French: Calamaire de Sang
German: Sangs Zwergschlange
|Synonym||Calamaria sangi TRUONG, KOCH & ZIEGLER 2009|
Calamaria sangi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 141
|Distribution||Vietnam (Kon Tum)|
Type locality: Mang Canh Commune (14°41.950'N, 108°14.642'E), Kon Plong District, Kon Tum Province, Vietnam; 1,200 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: IEBR 360, an adult specimen (unknown gender) collected on 12 January 2001 by Nguyen Quang Truong and Andrei Kuznetsov.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis.- Calamaria sangi sp. nov. is distinguishable from congeneric species by having a combination of the following characters: 1) rostral wider than high; 2) paraparietal surrounded by five to six shields and scales; 3) eye diameter larger than eye-mouth distance; 4) preocular present; 5) four supralabials, second and third entering orbit; 6) maxillary teeth nine, modified; 7) infralabials four to five, first three touching anterior chin shields; 8) mental touching anterior chin shields; 9) ventrals 2 + 190; subcaudal scales 19, divided; 10) anal plate single; 11) tail relatively short (6.2% ofthe total length), as thick as body, not distinctly tapering, and ending in obtuse point; 12) dorsum greyish-brown, with fine dark mottling; 13) venter cream, with dark transverse bands and a dark longitudinal stripe below tail.|
|Etymology||Etymology.- Named sangi to honor Nguyen Van Sang (Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Vietnam, Chinese Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam, in recognition of his lifework.|