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Calamaria yunnanensis CHERNOV, 1962

IUCN Red List - Calamaria yunnanensis - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesChinese: 云南两头蛇 
SynonymCalamaria yunnanensis CHERNOV 1962
Calamaria yunnanensis — INGER & MARX 1965: 238 (”doubtful form”)
Calamaria yunnanensis — OTA 1982
Calamaria yunnanensis — ZHAO & ADLER 1993
Calamaria yunnanensis — ZHAO 2006: 184
Calamaria yunnanensis — ORLOV et al. 2010
Calamaria yunnanensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 142 
DistributionChina (Yunnan), Laos

Type locality: Jingdong, Yunnan, China  
TypesHolotype: ZISP 17073 
CommentSynonymy: Listed by INGER & MARX 1965 as a “doubtful form” since they were not able to study the holotype. Might be synonymous to C. pavimentata or C. septentrionalis. 
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  • 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
  • Orlov, Nikolai L.; Truong Quang Nguyen, Tao Thien Nguyen, Natalia B. Ananjeva, and Cuc Thu Ho 2010. A new species of the genus Calamaria (Squamata: Ophidia: Colubridae) from Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Russ. J. Herpetol. 17 (3): - get paper here
  • Poyarkov, Nikolay A.; Jr., Tan Van Nguyen, Nikolai L. Orlov, Gernot Vogel 2019. A New Species of the Genus Calamaria Boie, 1827 from the Highlands of the Langbian Plateau, Southern Vietnam (Squamata: Colubridae). Russ. J. Herpetol. 26 (6): 335-348 - get paper here
  • Stuart, B.L. & Heatwole, H. 2008. Country records of snakes from Laos. Hamadryad 33: 97–106
  • 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.
  • Wang, Kai; Jinlong Ren, Hongman Chen, Zhitong Lyu, Xianguang Guo Ke Jiang, Jinmin Chen, Jiatang Li, Peng Guo, Yingyong Wang, Jing Che 2020. The updated checklists of amphibians and reptiles of China. Biodiversity Science 28 (2): 189-218 - get paper here
  • Yang, Jian-Huan and Xi Zheng 2018. A New Species of the Genus Calamaria (Squamata: Colubridae) from Yunnan Province, China. Copeia 106 (3): 485-491 - get paper here
  • Zhao, E.M. 2006. The snakes of China [in Chinese]. Hefei, China, Anhui Sience & Technology Publ. House, Vol. I, 372 pp., Vol. II (color plates), 280 pp.
  • Ziegler, Thomas; Nguyen Van Sang, Nguyen Quang Truong 2009. A New Reed Snake of the Genus Calamaria Boie (Squamata: Colubridae) from Vietnam. Current Herpetology 27 (2): 71-80 [2008] - get paper here
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