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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 
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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