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Oreocalamus hanitschi BOULENGER, 1899

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Higher TaxaColubridae, incertae sedis, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Hanitsch’s Reed Snake, Kalimantan Burrowing Snake
G: Hanitschs Riednatter 
SynonymOreocalamus hanitschi BOULENGER 1899: 453
Oreocalamus hanitschi — SMITH 1931: 26
Oreocalamus hanitschi — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 375
Oreocalamus hanitschi — MALKMUS et al. 2002
Oreocalamus hanitschi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 511 
DistributionSabah, Malaysia (Borneo; Sarawak), West Malaysia (Grandison 1977)

Type locality: Kina Balu, elevation: 4200 feet, North-Borneo  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.1.7.8 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentType species: Oreocalamus hanitschi BOULENGER 1899: 453 is the type species of the genus Oreocalamus BOULENGER 1899. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Karl Richard Hanitsch (1860-1940), a German biologist who became Director, Raffies Library and Museum, Singapore (1895-1919). 
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  • Boulenger, G A. 1899. Description of three new reptiles and a new batrachian from Mt. Kina Balu, North Borneo. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 4: 451 - 453 - get paper here
  • Fukuyama R, Fukuyama I, Kurita T, Kojima Y, Hossman MY, Noda A, Nishikawa K 2021. New herpetofaunal records from Gunung Mulu National Park and its surrounding areas in Borneo. Herpetozoa 34: 89-96 - 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
  • Malkmus, R.; Manthey, U.; Vogel, G. Hoffmann, P. & Kosuch, J. 2002. Amphibians and reptiles of Mount Kinabalu (North Borneo). A.R.G. Ganther Verlag, Rugell, 404 pp.
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • Manthey,U. 1983. Exkursion am Mt. Kinabalu (4101 m), Nordborneo, Teil 3: Checkliste der Herpetofauna oberhalb 600 m ü. NN. Herpetofauna 5 (23): 20-31 - get paper here
  • Stuebing, R.B. & INGER, R.F. 1999. A field guide to the snakes of Borneo. Natural history Publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu, 254 pp. [corrections in HR 31: 124]. - get paper here
  • 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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