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Kualatahan pahangensis (TWEEDIE, 1946)

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Higher TaxaHomalopsidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Pahang Mud Snake, Pahang Water Snake
G: Pahang-Wassertrugnatter 
SynonymEnhydris pahangensis TWEEDIE 1946: 142
Enhydris pahangensis — GRANDISON 1978: 291
Enhydris pahangensis — CHAN-ARD et al. 1999: 32
Enhydris pahangensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 272
Kualatahan pahangensis — MURPHY & VORIS 2014: 27 
DistributionWest Malaysia

Type locality: Kuala Ta-han, Tembeling River, in the state of Pahang elevation ca. 150–300 m.  
TypesType: BMNH 1947.1.1.70 (and possibly additional specimens). 
DiagnosisDIAGNOSIS (genus): Smooth scales, nasal scales in contact; 25 scale rows at mid-body, eight upper labials, upper labials 2–3 contact loreal.
CommentType species: Enhydris pahangensis TWEEDIE 1946: 142 is the type species of the genus Kualatahan MURPHY & VORIS 2014. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality Kuala Tahan, at the confluence of the Tembeling and Tahan Rivers, Pahang, peninsular Malaysia. Gender of the genus is neutral. 
  • 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
  • Grandison, A. G. C. 1978. Snakes of West Malaysia and Singapore. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 81 [1977]: 283-303 - 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, John C. 2007. Homalopsid Snakes: Evolution in the Mud. Krieger Publishing, Malabar, Florida, 249 pp.
  • Onn, Chan Kin 2009. The Rediscovery of Enhydris pahangensis Tweedie, 1946. Hamadryad 34 (1): 175-176 - get paper here
  • Tweedie, M.W. F. 1946. A new snake from the Malay Peninsula. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (11) 13 (98): 142-144. - 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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