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Enhydris jagorii (PETERS, 1863)

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Higher TaxaHomalopsidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Bangkok Mud Snake, Striped Water Snake, Jagor’s Water Snake
G: Jagors Wassertrugnatter 
SynonymHypsirhina (Eurostus) Jagorii PETERS 1863: 245
Hypsirhina jagorii — GÜNTHER 1864: 282
Hypsirhina smithi BOULENGER 1914: 69
Enhydris smithi — SMITH 1929
Enhydris jagorii — SMITH 1943: 384
Enhydris smithi — SMITH 1943: 385
Enhydris jagorii — COX et al. 1998: 41
Enhydris smithii — DAS 2010: 328
Enhydris smithii — WALLACH et al. 2014
Enhydris jagorii — MURPHY & VORIS 2014: 17 
DistributionThailand

Type locality: “Siam” [Thailand]  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZMA.RENA 4746 (fide MURPHY & VORIS 2014, in error). 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Dorsal scale rows 23–25 on neck, large scalloped blotches or spots on sides and dorsum, ventral scales 117–127; females have more than 50 subcaudals, males have about 68, pupil mottled and colored like scales surrounding it. Eye diameter less than diameter of nasal scale (MURPHY & VORIS 2014). 
CommentSynonymy: Hypsirhina enhydris subtaeniata BOURRET 1934 has been removed from the synonymy of E. jagorii. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. F. Jagor who collected reptiles in Thailand for te Zoological Museum in Berlin. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum, Vol. 3. London (Taylor & Francis), xiv + 727 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1914. Descriptions of new reptiles from Siam. J. Nat. Hist. Soc. Siam 1: 67-76
  • Chan-ard, T., Parr, J.W.K. & Nabhitabhata, J. 2015. A field guide to the reptiles of Thailand. Oxford University Press, NY, 352 pp. [see book reviews by Pauwels & Grismer 2015 and Hikida 2015 for corrections] - get paper here
  • Cox, Merel J.; Van Dijk, Peter Paul; Jarujin Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt,Kumthorn 1998. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Ralph Curtis Publishing, 144 pp.
  • Das, I. 2012. A Naturalist's Guide to the Snakes of South-East Asia: Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali. Oxford J, ohn Beaufoy Publishing - get paper here
  • Karns, D.R.; Murphy, J.C.; Voris, H.K. & Suddeth, J.S. 2005. Comparison of Semi-aquatic Snake Communities Associated with the Khorat Basin, Thailand. The Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn University 5(2): 73-90 - get paper here
  • KARNS, DARYL R.; VIMOKSALEHI LUKOSCHEK; JENNIFER OSTERHAGE; JOHN C. MURPHY & HAROLD K. VORIS 2010. Phylogeny and biogeography of the Enhydris clade (Serpentes: Homalopsidae). Zootaxa 2452: 18–30 [erratum in Zootaxa 2514: 68] - get paper here
  • Lillywhite, Harvey B. 2014. How Snakes Work: Structure, Function and Behavior of the World's Snakes. Oxford University Press, New York, 256 pp
  • Murphy, J.C. & Voris, H.K. 2014. A Checklist and Key to the Homalopsid Snakes (Reptilia, Squamata, Serpentes), with the Description of New Genera. FIELDIANA: LIFE AND EARTH SCIENCES (8): 1–43 - get paper here
  • Murphy, John C. 2007. Homalopsid Snakes: Evolution in the Mud. Krieger Publishing, Malabar, Florida, 249 pp.
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1863. Über die von Hrn. Dr. F. Jagor in Siam gesammelten Amphibien. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1863 (Juni): 245-247 - get paper here
  • Pongcharoen, chattraphas; Harold K. voris, Anak Pattanavibool & Kumthorn Thirakhupt 2015. MORPHOLOGY AND SEXUAL DIMORPHISM OF THE JAGOR’S WATER SNAKE, Enhydris jagorii AT BUNG KA LOH WETLAND, UTTARADIT PROvINcE, THAILAND. Journal of Wildlife in Thailand 22 (1): 47-59 - get paper here
  • Saint Girons, Hubert 1972. Notes sur l'Ecologie des Serpents du Cambodge. Zoologische Mededelingen 47: 65-87 - get paper here
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  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
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