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Gyiophis vorisi (MURPHY, 2007)

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Higher TaxaHomalopsidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Voris’ Mud Snake 
SynonymEnhydris vorisi MURPHY 2007
Enhydris vorisi — MURPHY 2007: 171
Enhydris vorisi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 273
Gyiophis vorisi — MURPHY & VORIS 2014: 273 

Type locality: Maubin, Ayeyarwady Division, Myanmar (about 16° 73’ N, 95° 65’ E).  
TypesHolotype: KU 92465; paratypes: BMNH, KU, MCZ 
EtymologyNamed after Harold Voris, curator of amphibians and reptiles at the Field Museum, Chicago. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Köhler G, Khaing KPP, Than NL, Baranski D, Schell T, Greve C, Janke A, Pauls SU 2021. A new genus and species of mud snake from Myanmar (Reptilia, Squamata, Homalopsidae). Zootaxa 4915 (3): 301-325
  • 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.
  • Murphy, John C. 2007. A review of Enhydris maculosa (Blanford, 1879) and the description of a related species (Serpentes, Homalopsidae). Hamadryad 31 (2): 281-287
  • QUAH, EVAN S.H.; L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L., JR. WOOD, MYINT KYAW THURA, THAW ZIN, HTET KYAW, NGWE LWIN, MARTA S. GRISMER, MATTHEW L. MURDOCH 2017. A new species of Mud Snake (Serpentes, Homalopsidae, Gyiophis Murphy & Voris, 2014) from Myanmar with a first molecular phylogenetic assessment of the genus. Zootaxa 4238 (4): 571–582 - 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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