Calamaria,

Koch, André, Arida, Evy, Mcguire, Jimmy A., Iskandar, Djoko T. & Böhme, Wolfgang, 2009, A new species of Calamaria (Squamata: Colubridae) similar to C. ceramensis de Rooij, 1913, from the Banggai Islands, east of Sulawesi, Indonesia, Zootaxa 2196, pp. 19-30: 28-29

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.189513

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A4470D-D10D-0568-FF7C-F9AAFA6FBAB5

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Plazi

scientific name

Calamaria
status

 

Key to the Calamaria  species of the Sulawesi region and the Moluccas

(In part after Inger & Marx 1965, In den Bosch 1985, and de Lang & Vogel 2005)

1 Preocular absent ......................................................................................................................................................... 9

- Preocular present ......................................................................................................................................................... 2

2 Mental not touching anterior chin shields .................................................................................................................... 3

- Mental touching anterior chin shields........................................................................................................................... 5

3 Paraparietal surrounded by five scales and shields................................................................................ C. brongersmai 

- Paraparietal surrounded by six scales and shields ........................................................................................................ 4

4 Eye diameter almost 1.5 times eye-mouth distance................................................................................. C. boesemani 

- Eye diameter slightly greater than eye-mouth distance .............................................................................. C. virgulata 

5 First gular touching anterior chin shields ................................................................................................ C. acutirostris 

- First gular not touching anterior chin shields .............................................................................................................. 6

6 Paraparietal surrounded by five scales and shields ....................................................................................... C. muelleri 

- Paraparietal surrounded by six scales and shields ....................................................................................................... 7

7 Tail thick, tapering abruptly at end ............................................................................................................. C. virgulata 

- Tail tapering gradually from base ............................................................................................................................... 8

8 Ventrals yellow, immaculate except for dark lateral tips ............................................................................. C. nuchalis 

- Ventrals dark, yellowish on posterior edges only .............................................................................................. C. curta 

9 Mental touching anterior chin shields................................................................................................ C. apraeocularis 

- Mental not touching anterior chin shields.................................................................................................................. 10

10 Four supralabials..................................................................................................................................... C. longirostris 

- Five supralabials ......................................................................................................................................................... 11

11 Pale collar absent ...................................................................................................................................... C. butonensis 

- Pale collar present ....................................................................................................................................................... 12

12 ventrals 139 to 146 (males) or 148 to 165 (females), tail ratio in females 0.071 to 0.087, in males 0.125 to 0.150 .... ................................................................................................................................................................. C. ceramensis 

- 157 (male) to 198 (female) ventrals, tail ratio in females 0.060, in males 0.103 ................................ C. banggaiensis 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Colubridae