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Homalophis gyii (MURPHY, VORIS & AULIYA, 2005)

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Higher TaxaHomalopsidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Kapuas Mud Snake 
SynonymEnhydris gyii MURPHY, VORIS & AULIYA 2005
Hypsirhina doriae — BROWN 1902: 180
Enhydris doriae — BARBOUR 1912: 123
Enhydris doriae — GYI 1970: 130
Enhydris doriae — AULIYA 2003: 221
Enhydris gyii — WALLACH et al. 2014: 271
Homalophis gyii — MURPHY & VORIS 2014: 23 
DistributionIndonesia (Borneo: Kalimantan)

Type locality: Indonesia (Kalimantan Barat), Sungai Kapuas at Putussibau (0° 52’ N, 112° 55’ E), where the Sibau River empties into the Kapuas River, Kapuas hulu Regency, West Kalimantan.  
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 65824. Paratypes: ANSP 26411, ZFMK 65825, female 
DiagnosisDIAGNOSIS: Dorsal scales in 25–27 rows at mid-body; subocular scales present; 15–16 upper labials, ones below and behind eye horizontally divided. It may be most easily confused with H. doriae, which has 29–33 scale rows at mid-body, and fewer than 153 ventrals (n = 3; Murphy & Voris 2014: 23) 
EtymologyNamed after the late Burmese herpetologist Ko Ko Gyi, Professor at Rangoon University, and the first zoologist to revise the entire subfamily Homalopsinae in the 20th century. 
  • Barbour, Thomas 1912. A Contribution to the Zoögeography of the East Indian Islands. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy 44 (1): 1-203 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Böhme, Wolfgang 2014. Herpetology in Bonn. Mertensiella 21. vi + 256 pp. - get paper here
  • Brown, A. E. 1902. A collection of reptiles and batrachians from Borneo and the Loo Choo Islands. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 54:183 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Gyi, Ko Ko 1970. A revision of colubrid snakes of the sub-family Homalopsinae. Univ. Kans. Publs. Mus. Nat. Hist 20 (2): 44-223 - get paper here
  • 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, J.C.; H.K. Voris & Auliya, M. 2005. A new species of Enhydris (Serpentes: Colubridae: Homalopsinae) from the Kapuas River System, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 53 (2): 271-275 - get paper here
  • Murphy, John C. 2007. Homalopsid Snakes: Evolution in the Mud. Krieger Publishing, Malabar, Florida, 249 pp.
  • Stuebing, R.B., Inger, R.F. & Lardner, B. 2014. A field guide to the snakes of Borneo, second edition. Natural history Publications (Borneo)
  • 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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