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Gongylosoma longicauda (PETERS, 1871)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, incertae sedis, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Peters' Smooth Snake, Long-tailed Ringneck
G: Langschwanz-Halsbandnatter 
SynonymAblabes longicaudus PETERS 1871: 574
Ablabes longicauda — BOULENGER 1894
Liopeltis longicaudus — BARBOUR 1912
Gongylosoma longicauda — SMITH 1930
Ablabes quinquestriatus MÜLLER 1878
Ablabes quinquestriatus — MÜLLER 1882
Diadophis bipunctatus LIDTH DE JEUDE 1890: 184
Diadophis bipunctatus — WERNER 1900
Gongylosoma [longicauda] — LEVITON 1964
Liopeltis longicauda — GRANDISON 1972: 85
Liopeltis longicauda — GRANDISON 1978: 288
Liopeltis longicauda — TWEEDIE 1983
Gongylosoma longicauda — DAVID & VOGEL 1996
Liopeltis longicaudus — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 361
Gongylosoma longicauda — CHAN-ARD et al. 1999: 33
Gongylosoma longicaudum — MALKMUS et al. 2002
Gongylosoma longicaudum — WALLACH et al. 2014: 313
Gongylosoma longicauda — CHAN-ARD et al. 2015
Gongylosoma longicauda — DE LANG 2017 
DistributionIndonesia (Java, Sumatra); Borneo (Sabah, Sarawak)
Malaysia (Malaya and East Malaysia), Thailand (CHAN-ARD et al. 2015, Pauwels & Grismer 2016)

Type locality: “Sarawak”  
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 7142, MSNG 30385 
CommentIllustration: in CHAN-ARD et al. 2015, although the drawings of Gongylosoma longicauda and Liopeltis tricolor have been mixed up (fide PAUWELS & GRISMER 2015). 
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  • Daan, S. & Hillenius,D. 1966. Catalogue of the type specimens of amphibians and reptiles in the Zoological Museum, Amsterdam. Beaufortia 13: 117-144
  • David,P. & Vogel, G. 1996. The snakes of Sumatra. An annotated checklist and key with natural history notes. Bücher Kreth, Frankfurt/M.
  • Grandison, A. G. C. 1978. Snakes of West Malaysia and Singapore. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 81 [1977]: 283-303 - get paper here
  • Grandison, A.G.C. 1972. The Gunong Benom Expedition 1967. 5. Reptiles and amphibians of Gunong Benom with a description of a new species of Macrocalamus. Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.), London, 23: 45-101. - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.L.; Indraneil Das, and Tzi Ming Leong 2003. A NEW SPECIES OF GONGYLOSOMA (SQUAMATA: COLUBRIDAE) FROM PULAU TIOMAN, WEST MALAYSIA. Herpetologica 59 (4): 565-572 - get paper here
  • Lang, Ruud de 2017. The Snakes of Java, Bali and Surrounding Islands. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 435 pp. - get paper here
  • Lidth DE JEUDE, T.W. VAN 1890. Reptilia from the Malay Archipelago. Il. Ophidia. ln: M. WEBER: Zoologische Ergebnisse einer Reise in Niederländisch Ost-Indien. Leiden (E. J. Brill), 1 (2): 178-192.
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