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Variable reed snake

Thai: งูพงอ้อหลากลาย (ngu plong ao lag lai)

Binomial name: Calamaria lumbricoidea, Heinrich Boie in Friedrich Boie, 1827

Calamaria lumbricoidea, commonly known as variable reed snake, is a species of dwarf snake in the Colubridae family. It is found in Thailand, W. Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Suborder
Serpentes
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Calamaria
Species
Calamaria lumbricoidea

Common names

  • German: Variable Riednatter
  • English: Variable reed snake
  • Thai: งูพงอ้อหลากลาย (ngu plong ao lag lai)

Synonyms

  • Calamaria lumbricoidea, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Calamaria lumbricoidea, Robert Frederick Inger & Harold Knight Voris (2001)
  • Calamaria lumbricoidea, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Calamaria lumbricoidea, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Calamaria lumbricoidea, Alice Georgie Cruickshank Grandison (1972)
  • Calamaria vermiformis, John Roscoe Hendrickson (1966)
  • Calamaria lumbricoidea, Robert Frederick Inger & Hymen Marx (1965)
  • Calamaria vermiformis, Michael Wilmer Forbes Tweedie (1954)
  • Calamaria vermiformis, Michael Wilmer Forbes Tweedie (1950)
  • Calamaria bruegeli, Robert Mertens (1924)
  • Calamaria vermiformis, Theodorus Willem van Lidth de Jeude (1922)
  • Calamaria bungaroides, Franz Werner (1901)
  • Calamaria vermiformis var. sumatranus, Theodorus Willem van Lidth de Jeude (1890)
  • Calamaria stahlknechtii, George Albert Boulenger (1885)
  • Calamaria stahlknechtii, Ferdinand Stoliczka (1873)
  • Calamaria lumbricoidea, Giorgio Jan (1865)
  • Calamaria vermiformis, Giorgio Jan (1865)
  • Calamaria melanorhynchos, Pieter Bleeker (1860)
  • Calamaria alkeni, Pieter Bleeker (1860)
  • Calamaria vermiformis, André Marie Constant Duméril, Gabriel Bibron & Auguste Duméril (1854)
  • Calamaria temmincki, André Marie Constant Duméril, Gabriel Bibron & Auguste Duméril (1854)
  • Calamaria lumbricoidea, André Marie Constant Duméril & Gabriel Bibron (1854)
  • Calamaria lumbricoidea, Heinrich Boie in Friedrich Boie (1827)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Distribution map of Variable reed snake, Calamaria lumbricoidea in Thailand

Range map of Calamaria lumbricoidea in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits and Parinya Pawangkhanant for their help with many range data.

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