A New Species of the Genus Calamaria (Squamata: Ophidia: Colubridae) from Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam

Nikolai L. Orlov, Truong Quang Nguyen, Thien Tao Nguyen, Natalia B. Ananjeva, Cuc Thu Ho

Abstract


A new species of Calamaria is described based on a single specimen collected in the tropical rain forest, Thua Thien – Hue Province, Vietnam. The new species is characterized by the following characters: total length 578 mm; tail length 42 mm, tail tip thick, obtusely rounded, and slightly flattened laterally; maxillary teeth eight, modified; loreals absent; preocular present; supralabials 5/5, second and third entering orbit; infralabials 5/5; paraparietal surrounded by five shields; midbody scales in 13 rows, reducing to 11 rows at the level of single anal plate; ventrals 3 + 209; subcaudals 19, divided; body uniform light brown above and without color pattern; belly cream. This is the ninth species of Calamaria recorded from Vietnam.


Keywords


Bach Ma National Park; Thua Thien – Hue Province; Vietnam; Calamaria concolor sp. nov.; morphology; taxonomy

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