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Gongylosoma mukutense GRISMER, DAS & LEONG, 2003

IUCN Red List - Gongylosoma mukutense - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaColubridae, incertae sedis, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Mukut Smooth Snake
G: Mukut-Glattnatter 
SynonymGongylosoma mukutense GRISMER et al. 2003
Gongylosoma mukutense — WALLACH et al. 2014: 313 
DistributionW Malaysia (Pulau Tioman)

Type locality: coast 0.5 km south of Kampung Mukut on the trail to Sungai Raya, Pulau Tioman (02° 43-54’ N, 104° 07-3.5’ E), Pahang, West Malaysia.  
TypesHolotype: ZRC.2.5143 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: This species differs from all other species of Gongylosoma in having a single, enlarged, posterior temporal; chinshields of equal size, and a thin nuchal band that contacts a vestigial vertebral stripe (after GRISMER et al. 2003). 
EtymologyNamed after the small village of Mukut which constitutes the type locality. 
  • 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
  • Grismer, L.L. 2011. Amphibians and reptiles of the Seribuat Archipelago. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 239 pp.
  • 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
  • Grossmann, W. & Tillack, F. 2005. Pulau Tioman - Perle im Südchinesischen Meer, Teil 2. Reptilia (Münster) 10 (51): 56-64 - get paper here
  • O’Shea, M. 2018. The Book of Snakes. Ivy Press / Quarto Publishing, London, - get paper here
  • Poyarkov Jr, Nikolay A.; Tan Van Nguyen & Gernot Vogel 2019. A new species of the genus Liopeltis Fitzinger, 1843 from Vietnam (Squamata: Colubridae). Journal of Natural History, 53:27-28, 1647-1672 - 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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