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Taxonomy of the family Colubridae
Bibliography of the genus Calamaria
Biodiversity of the family Colubridae


Oriental Reed Snakes

Riednattern, (Zwergschlangen)

Orientalske Rørsnoge

1827 Calamaria Boie in Boie (type species: Calamaria linnaei Boie in Boie 1827; International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature 2008: Opinion 2196)
1835 Changulia Gray (type species: Changulia albiventer Gray 1834)
1868 Grotea Theobald (type species: Calamaria bicolor Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril 1854)
1962 Keimetopon Taylor (type species: Keiometopon booliati Taylor 1962; syn. Williams & Wallach 1989)
Contents: 70 species, of which 57 (81.4%) are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Distribution: SE. and E. Asia, Malay Archipelago.
Reported from: Brunei, Cambodia, China (Anhui, Chongqing, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Henan, Hong Kong, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang), India (Meghalaya), Indonesia (Ambon, Bali, Banggai Islands, Bangka, Belitung, Buton, Java, Kalimantan, Natuna Islands, Nias, Riau Islands, Sangir Islands [Sangir], Saparua, Seram, Siberut, Simeulue, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Ternate), Japan (Ryukyu Islands [Sakishima Islands (incl. Miyako Islands)]), Laos, Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia [incl. Langkawi Archipelago, Seribuat Archipelago (incl. Aur, Tioman)]), Myanmar, Philippines (Babuyan Islands [Camiguin Norte], Bohol, Carabao, Catanduanes, Cebu, Dinagat, Leyte, Luzon, Mapun, Mindanao, Mindoro, Negros, Palawan, Panay, Polillo, Samar, Sulu Islands [Basilan, Jolo], Tablas), Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.

Calamaria abramovi

Mang Xang Reed Snake


Mang Xang-rørsnog

2009 Calamaria abramovi Orlov

Distribution: Vietnam.

Calamaria abstrusa

Padang Reed Snake



1965 Calamaria abstrusa Inger & Marx

Distribution: Indonesia (Nias, Sumatra).

Calamaria acutirostris

Point-snouted Reed Snake


Spidssnudet Rørsnog

1896 Calamaria acutirostris Boulenger

Distribution: Indonesia (Sulawesi).

Calamaria albiventer

White-bellied Reed Snake, Red-bellied Reed Snake


Hvidbuget Rørsnog

1834 Changulia albiventer Gray
Calamaria albiventer Günther 1858
1901 Calamaria indragirica Schenkel (Inger & Marx 1965)
1909 Calamaria ornata Werner (Inger & Marx 1965)

Remarks: Present in the past, but not confirmed recently from Singapore (Baker & Lim 2008).
Extinct in: Singapore.
Distribution: Indonesia (Sumatra), Malaysia (West Malaysia).

Calamaria alcalai

Mindoro Reed Snake



2021 Calamaria alcalai Weinell, Leviton & Brown

Distribution: Philippines (Mindoro).

Calamaria alidae

Bengkulu Reed Snake



1920 Calamaria alidae Boulenger

Distribution: Indonesia (Sumatra).

Calamaria andersoni

Yingjiang Reed Snake



2018 Calamaria andersoni Yang & Zheng

Distribution: China (Yunnan).

Calamaria apraeocularis

Apreocular Reed Snake



1927 Calamaria apraeocularis Smith

Distribution: Indonesia (Sulawesi).

Calamaria arcana

Lingnan Reed Snake



2022 Calamaria arcana Yeung, Lau & Yang

Distribution: China (Guangdong).

Calamaria banggaiensis

Banggai Reed Snake



2009 Calamaria banggaiensis Koch, Arida, McGuire, Iskandar & Böhme

Distribution: Indonesia (Banggai Islands).

Calamaria battersbyi

Eight-lined Reed Snake, (Battersby's Reed Snake)


Ottestribet Rørsnog

1965 Calamaria battersbyi Inger & Marx

Distribution: Indonesia (Kalimantan).

Calamaria bicolor

Bicoloured Reed Snake

Zweifarbige Riednatter

Tofarvet Rørsnog

1854 Calamaria bicolor Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril
1860 Calamaria macrurus Bleeker (Inger & Marx 1965)
1896 Calamaria Hosei Günther (Inger & Marx 1965)
1898 Calamaria semiannulata Boettger (Inger & Marx 1965)
1899 Calamaria picteti Peracca (Inger & Marx 1965)

Distribution: Indonesia (Java, Kalimantan), Malaysia (Sarawak).

Calamaria bitorques

Banded Reed Snake

Gebänderte Riednatter

Båndet Rørsnog

1872 Calamaria bitorques Peters

Distribution: Philippines (Luzon, Panay).

Calamaria boesemani

Pinapuan Reed Snake, (Boeseman's Reed Snake)



1965 Calamaria boesemani Inger & Marx

Distribution: Indonesia (Sulawesi).

Calamaria borneensis

Sintang Reed Snake, (Bornean Reed Snake)



1860 Calamaria borneensis Bleeker

Distribution: Indonesia (Kalimantan), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak).

Calamaria brongersmai

Sulawesi Spotted Reed Snake, (Brongersma's Reed Snake)

Gefleckte Sulawesi-Riednatter

Plettet Sulawesi-rørsnog

1965 Calamaria brongersmai Inger & Marx

Distribution: Indonesia (Buton, Sulawesi).

Calamaria buchi

Dalat Reed Snake, Dalat Dwarf Snake, (Buch's Reed Snake)



1955 Calamaria buchi Marx & Inger

Distribution: Vietnam.

Calamaria butonensis

Buton Reed Snake



2007 Calamaria butonensis Howard & Gillespie

Distribution: Indonesia (Buton).

Calamaria ceramensis

Seram Reed Snake



1913 Calamaria ceramensis De Rooij
1926 Calamaria jeudei Kopstein (Inger & Marx 1965)

Remarks: Koch, Arida & Böhme (2007) recorded a specimen which they preliminarily identified as Calamaria cf. ceramensis from the Banggai Islands off Sulawesi. This specimen was subsequently described as a new species, banggaiensis.
Distribution: Indonesia (Ambon, Saparua, Seram).

Calamaria concolor

Bach Ma Reed Snake


Bach Ma-rørsnog

2010 Calamaria concolor Orlov, Nguyen, Nguyen, Ananjeva & Ho

Distribution: Vietnam.

Calamaria crassa

Thick Reed Snake

Dicke Riednatter

Tyk Rørsnog

1922 Calamaria crassa Lidth de Jeude

Distribution: Indonesia (Sumatra).

Calamaria curta

Dark-bellied Reed Snake


Mørkbuget Rørsnog

1896 Calamaria curta Boulenger

Distribution: Indonesia (Sulawesi).

Calamaria doederleini

Langkat Reed Snake, (Döderlein's Reed Snake)



1902 Calamaria döderleini Gough

Distribution: Indonesia (Sumatra).

Calamaria dominici

Dak Nong Reed Snake, (Dominic’s Reed Snake)


Dak Nong-rørsnog

2019 Calamaria dominici Ziegler, Tran & Nguyen in Ziegler, Tran, Babb, Jones, Moler, Devender & Nguyen

Distribution: Vietnam.

Calamaria eiselti

West Sumatran Snake, (Eiselt's Reed Snake)

Westsumatranische Riednatter

Vestsumatransk Rørsnog

1965 Calamaria eiselti Inger & Marx

Distribution: Indonesia (Sumatra).

Calamaria elegans

Simeulue Reed Snake



1917 Calamaria elegans Rooij
1917 Calamaria simalurensis Rooij (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of modesta (e.g., Inger & Marx 1965; Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014). Revalidated by Iskandar & Colijn 2001).
Distribution: Indonesia (Simeulue).

Calamaria everetti

Sarawak Reed Snake, (Everett's Reed Snake)



1893 Calamaria everetti Boulenger

Remarks: Records from Siberut (e.g., Rooij 1922; Haas 1950) probably refers to lumbricoidea (Dring, McCarthy & Whitten 1990).
Distribution: Indonesia (Kalimantan), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak).

Calamaria forcarti

Deli Reed Snake, (Forcart's Reed Snake)



1965 Calamaria forcarti Inger & Marx

Distribution: Indonesia (Nias, Sumatra).

Calamaria gervaisi

Philippine Reed Snake, (Gervais' Reed Snake)

Philippinische Riednatter

Filippinsk Rørsnog

1854 Calamaria gervaisi Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril
1895 Calamaria mindorensis Boulenger (Inger & Marx 1965)
1917 Calamaria gervaisii iridescens Taylor (Inger & Marx 1965)
1922 Calamaria tropica Taylor (Inger & Marx 1965)
1923 Calamaria hollandi Taylor (Inger & Marx 1965)
Calamaria gervaisii hollandi Leviton, Siler, Weinell & Brown 2018
1923 Calamaria polillensis Taylor (Inger & Marx 1965)
Calamaria gervaisii polillensis Leviton, Siler, Weinell & Brown 2018

Other common names:
gervaisi: Northern Philippine Reed Snake
hollandi: (Holland's Reed Snake)
iridescens: Visayan Reed Snake
polillensis: Polillo Reed Snake
Remarks: Although reported from Sabah by several authors (e.g., Stuebing 1991; Iskandar & Colijn 2001; Das & Yaakob 2007), it was not regarded as a Bornean species by Stuebing, Inger & Lardner (2014). Following the latter authors, gervaisi is herein consequently considered endemic to the Philippines.
Distribution: Philippines (Babuyan Islands [Camiguin Norte], Carabao, Catanduanes, Cebu, Luzon, Mindanao, Mindoro, Negros, Panay, Polillo, Sulu Islands [Basilan], Tablas).

Calamaria gialaiensis

Gia Lai Reed Snake


Gia Lai-rørsnog

2008 Calamaria gialaiensis Ziegler, Nguyen & Nguyen

Distribution: Vietnam.

Calamaria gimlettii

Kelantan Reed Snake, (Gimlett's Reed Snake)



1905 Calamaria gimlettii Boulenger
Calamaria lowi gimletti Welch 1988

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym or a subspecies of lovii (e.g., Inger & Marx 1965; Welch 1988; Iskandar & Colijn 2001). Treated as a valid species by Baker & Lim (2008), followed by others (e.g., Das 2010; Grismer 2012; Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014). Present in the past, but not confirmed recently from Singapore (Baker & Lim 2008).
Distribution: Indonesia (Riau Islands), Malaysia (West Malaysia [incl. Seribuat Archipelago (incl. Aur)]).

Calamaria grabowskyi

Kalimantan Spotted Reed Snake, (Grabowsky's Reed Snake)

Gefleckte Kalimantan-Riednatter

Plettet Kalimantan-rørsnog

1885 Calamaria grabowskyi Fischer
1893 Calamaria baluensis Boulenger (Inger & Marx 1965)
1923 Calamaria moultoni Dunn (Inger & Marx 1965)

Distribution: Brunei, Indonesia (Kalimantan), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak).

Calamaria gracillima

Slender Reed Snake

Grazile Riednatter

Slank Rørsnog

1872 Calamaria gracillima Günther

Distribution: Malaysia (Sarawak).

Calamaria griswoldi

Yellow-lined Reed Snake, Lined Reed Snake


Gulstribet Rørsnog

1938 Calamaria lumbricoidea griswoldi Loveridge
Calamaria griswoldi Marx & Inger 1955

Distribution: Brunei, Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak).

Calamaria hilleniusi

Samarinda Reed Snake, (Hillenius' Reed Snake)



1965 Calamaria hilleniusi Inger & Marx

Distribution: Indonesia (Kalimantan), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak).

Calamaria ingeri

Tioman Reed Snake, (Inger's Reed Snake)



2004 Calamaria ingeri Grismer, Kaiser & Yaakob

Distribution: Malaysia (West Malaysia: Seribuat Archipelago: Tioman).

Calamaria javanica

Javanese Reed Snake



1891 Calamaria javanica Boulenger

Distribution: Indonesia (Belitung, Java).

Calamaria jinggangensis

Mount Jinggang Reed Snake



2023 Calamaria jinggangensis Bo, Jianping, Yayong, Song, Dongbo & Li

Distribution: China (Jiangxi).

Calamaria joloensis

Jolo Reed Snake



1922 Calamaria joloensis Taylor

Distribution: Philippines (Sulu Islands: Jolo).

Calamaria lateralis

White-striped Reed Snake, Side-striped Reed Snake

Weissstreifige Riednatter

Hvidstribet Rørsnog

1890 Calamaria lateralis Mocquard

Distribution: Indonesia (Java), Malaysia (Sabah).

Calamaria lautensis

Cocos Island Reed Snake


Cocos Island-rørsnog

1917 Calamaria lautensis De Rooij

Distribution: Indonesia (Cocos Islands [Pulo Si Laut], Simeulue).

Calamaria leucogaster

Collared Reed Snake, Ring-tailed Reed Snake, (White-bellied Reed Snake)



1860 Calamaria leucogaster Bleeker
1866 Calamaria arcticeps Günther (Inger & Marx 1965)
1872 Calamaria beccari Peters (Inger & Marx 1965)
1895 Calamaria brookii Boulenger (Inger & Marx 1965)
1923 Calamaria smithi Dunn (Inger & Marx 1965)

Distribution: Brunei, Indonesia (Kalimantan, Sumatra), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak).

Calamaria linnaei

Tjiloewar Reed Snake, (Linné's Reed Snake)

Linnés Riednatter


1827 Calamaria linnaei Boie
1827 Calamaria maculosa Boie (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)
1827 Calamaria multipunctata Boie (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)
Changulia multipunctata Mertens 1929
1827 Calamaria reticulata Boie (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)
1837 Calamaria versicolor Ranzani (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)
1862 Calamaria linnaei bilineata Jan (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)
1862 Calamaria linnaei contaminata Jan (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)
1862 Calamaria linnaei rhomboidea Jan (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)
1862 Calamaria linnaei tessellata Jan (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)
1862 Calamaria linnaei transversalis Jan (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)
1894 Calamaria brevis Boulenger (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)
1908 Calamaria sondaica Barbour (Inger & Marx 1965)
1909 Calamaria linnaei multilineata Werner (Inger & Marx 1965)
1916 Calamaria borneensis ventrimaculata Holtzinger (Inger & Marx 1965)
1916 Calamaria margaritophora gastropicta Holtzinger (Inger & Marx 1965)

Remarks: Known with certainty from Java only. Records from Bangka, Borneo, Sulawesi, Sumatra and Singapore have never been reconfirmed (Iskandar, Jenkins, Lilley, Das, Auliya & Inger 2012).
Distribution: Indonesia (Java).

Calamaria longirostris

Long-snouted Reed Snake

Langschnäuzige Riednatter

Spidssnudet Rørsnog

2007 Calamaria longirostris Howard & Gillespie

Distribution: Indonesia (Buton).

Calamaria lovii

Rejang River Reed Snake, (Lowe's Reed Snake)



1887 Calamaria lovii Boulenger
Calamaria lowi Mocquard 1890
1923 Calamaria ventralis Cochran (Inger & Marx 1965)
1928 Calamaria doerianense Brongersma (Inger & Marx 1965)
1928 Calamaria javanica lineata Brongersma (Inger & Marx 1965)
1962 Calamaria fraseri Taylor (Inger & Marx 1965)
1965 Calamaria lowi wermuthi Inger & Marx
1992 Calamaria lowi ingermarxi Darevsky & Orlov
Calamaria lovi ingermarxorum Michels & Bauer 2004 [justified emendation]

Remarks: Previously included gimlettii.
Extinct in: Singapore.
Distribution: Brunei, Indonesia (Java, Kalimantan, Riau Islands), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia [incl. Seribuat Archipelago (incl. Aur)]), Vietnam.

Calamaria lumbricoidea

Variable Reed Snake

Bunte Riednatter, Variable Riednatter

Broget Rørsnog

1827 Calamaria lumbricoidea Boie
1854 Calamaria temmincki Duméril & Bibron (Inger & Marx 1965)
1854 Calamaria vermiformis Duméril & Bibron (Inger & Marx 1965)
1858 Calamaria grayi Günther (Inger & Marx 1965)
Calamaria vermiformis grayi Gaulke 1994
1860 Calamaria alkeni Bleeker (Inger & Marx 1965)
1860 Calamaria dimidiata Bleeker (Inger & Marx 1965)
1860 Calamaria melanorhynchus Bleeker (Inger & Marx 1965)
1865 Calamaria flaviceps Günther (Inger & Marx 1965)
1867 Calamaria philippinica Steindachner (Inger & Marx 1965)
1873 Calamaria Stahlknechtii Stoliczka (Inger & Marx 1965)
1890 Calamaria variabilis Lidth de Jeude (Inger & Marx 1965)
1890 Calamaria vermiformis sumatranus Lidth de Jeude
1901 Calamaria bungaroides Werner (Inger & Marx 1965)
1924 Calamaria bruegeli Mertens (Inger & Marx 1965)
1925 Calamaria göringi Vogt (Inger & Marx 1965)

Remarks: Gaulke (1994) listed vermiformis as a valid species (and grayi as a valid subspecies). Records from Ternate (e.g., Boulenger 1894, as vermiformis) are regarded as erroneous (Haas 1950; Inger & Marx 1965; Lang 2013). Leviton, Siler, Weinell & Brown (2018) did not include Negros and Samar in the distribution of the species.
Distribution: Brunei, Indonesia (Java, Kalimantan, Natuna Islands, Nias, Siberut, Sumatra), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia [incl. Seribuat Archipelago (incl. Tioman)]), Philippines (Bohol, Dinagat, Leyte, Mindanao, Negros, Samar, Sulu Islands [Basilan]), Singapore, Thailand.

Calamaria lumholtzii

Kalimantan Red-headed Reed Snake, (Red-headed Reed Snake, Lumholtz's Reed Snake)


Borneansk Rødhovedet Rørsnog

1923 Calamaria lumholtzii Andersson
1923 Calamaria raveni Cochran (Inger & Marx 1965)

Distribution: Indonesia (Kalimantan).

Calamaria margaritophora

Stripe-necked Reed Snake


Stribehalset Rørsnog

1860 Calamaria margaritophora Bleeker
1863 Calamaria maculolineata Peters (Inger & Marx 1965)
1870 Calamaria Hoevenii Edeling (Inger & Marx 1965)
1894 Calamaria margaritifera Boulenger (Inger & Marx 1965)

Remarks: Records from Java (e.g., Rooij 1917; Brongersma in Dammerman 1929; Inger & Marx 1965) are erroneous (Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014).
Distribution: Indonesia (Sumatra).

Calamaria mecheli

Riau Lowland Reed Snake, (Mechel's Reed Snake)



1901 Calamaria mecheli Schenkel

Distribution: Indonesia (Sumatra).

Calamaria melanota

Kapuas Reed Snake, Dark Reed Snake



1862 Calamaria linnaei melanota Jan
Calamaria melanota Boulenger 1894
1862 Calamaria linnaei gastrogramma Jan (Inger & Marx 1965)
1864 Calamaria benjaminsii Edeling (Inger & Marx 1965)
1927 Calamaria electa Barbour (Inger & Marx 1965)

Distribution: Indonesia (Kalimantan), Malaysia (Sarawak).

Calamaria modesta

Yellow-spotted Reed Snake, Greater Reed Snake

Gelbgefleckte Riednatter

Gulplettet Rørsnog

1854 Calamaria modesta Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril
1860 Calamaria monochrous Bleeker (Inger & Marx 1965)
1890 Calamaria bogorensis Lidth de Jeude (Inger & Marx 1965)
1925 Calamaria mjobergi Lönnberg & Rendahl (Inger & Marx 1965)

Distribution: Indonesia (Java, Kalimantan, Simeulue, Sumatra), Malaysia (Sabah).

Calamaria muelleri

Sulawesi Dark Reed Snake, (Müller's Reed Snake)

Dunkle Sulawesi-Riednatter

Mørk Sulawesi-rørsnog

1896 Calamaria muelleri Boulenger

Distribution: Indonesia (Sulawesi).

Calamaria nebulosa

Clouded Reed Snake



2021 Calamaria nebulosa Lee

Distribution: Laos.

Calamaria nuchalis

Narrow-headed Reed Snake

Schmalköpfige Riednatter

Smalhovedet Rørsnog

1896 Calamaria nuchalis Boulenger

Distribution: Indonesia (Buton, Sulawesi).

Calamaria palavanensis

Palawan Reed Snake



1965 Calamaria palavanensis Inger & Marx

Distribution: Philippines (Palawan).

Calamaria pavimentata

Brown Reed Snake, Indian Reed Snake, (Collared Reed Snake)

Braune Riednatter

Brun Rørsnog

1854 Calamaria pavimentata Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril
1854 Calamaria quadri-maculata Duméril, Bibron & Duméril (Zhao & Adler 1993)
1896 Calamaria berezowskii Günther (Zhao & Adler 1993)
1921 Calamaria pavimentata uniformis Smith (Inger & Marx 1965)
Calamaria uniformis Smith 1943
1931 Calamaria pavimentata formosana Maki
1934 Calamaria pavimentata banaensis Bourret
1937 Calamaria pavimentata annamensis Bourret
1962 Calamaria pavimentata miyarai Takara
1964 Calamaria siamensis Günther (Cox 1991)

Other common names:
miyarai: Miyara's Reed Snake
Distribution: Bhutan, Cambodia, China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang), India (Meghalaya, Mizoram), Japan (Ryukyu Islands [incl. Sakishima Islands]), Laos, Malaysia (West Malaysia [incl. Langkawi Archipelago, Seribuat Archipelago (incl. Tioman)]), Myanmar, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.

Calamaria pfefferi

Ryukyu Reed Snake, (Pfeffer's Reed Snake)



1901 Calamaria pfefferi Stejneger

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of pavimentata (e.g., Inger & Marx 1965; Iskandar & Colijn 2001; Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014). Revalidated by Ota (2000).
Distribution: Japan (Ryukyu Islands: Sakishima Islands: Miyako Islands).

Calamaria prakkei

Sandakan Reed Snake, (Collared Reed Snake, Prakke's Reed Snake)



1893 Calamaria Prakkei Lidth de Jeude

Distribution: Malaysia (Sabah, West Malaysia).

Calamaria rebentischi

Sinkawang Reed Snake, Long-tailed Reed Snake, (Rebentisch's Reed Snake)



1860 Calamaria Rebentischi Bleeker

Distribution: Indonesia (Kalimantan).

Calamaria sangi

Mang Kanh Reed Snake, (Sang's Reed Snake)


Mang Kanh-rørsnog

2009 Calamaria sangi Nguyen, Koch & Ziegler

Distribution: Vietnam.

Calamaria schlegeli

Pink-headed Reed Snake, (Red-headed Reed Snake)

Malaiische Rotkopf-Riednatter, (Schlegels Riednatter)

Malayisk Rødhovedet Rørsnog

1854 Calamaria schlegeli Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril
1854 Calamaria leucocephala Duméril & Bibron (Inger & Marx 1965; David, Cox, Pauwels, Chanhome & Thirakhupt 2004)
1860 Calamaria agamensis Bleeker (Inger & Marx 1965)
1860 Calamaria dumerili Bleeker (Inger & Marx 1965)
1860 Calamaria roelandti Bleeker (Inger & Marx 1965)
1860 Calamaria singkawangensis Bleeker (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)
1862 Calamaria schlegeli cuvieri Jan
1864 Calamaria nigro-alba Günther (Inger & Marx 1965)
1865 Calamaria martapurensis Edeling (Inger & Marx 1965)
1873 Calamaria iris Boettger (Inger & Marx 1965)
1962 Keiometopon booliati Taylor (Inger & Marx 1965)

Distribution: Indonesia (Bali, Bangka, Belitung, Java, Kalimantan, Sumatra), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia [incl. Langkawi Archipelago]), Singapore, Thailand.

Calamaria schmidti

Kinabalu Reed Snake, (Schmidt's Reed Snake)

Schmidts Riednatter


1955 Calamaria schmidti Marx & Inger

Distribution: Malaysia (Sabah).

Calamaria septentrionalis

Northern Reed Snake, Hong Kong Dwarf Snake

Nördliche Riednatter

Nordlig Rørsnog

1890 Calamaria septentrionalis Boulenger

Distribution: China (Anhui, Chongqing, Fujian, Guangdong [incl. Nan Ao Island], Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Henan, Hong Kong, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Zhejiang), Vietnam.

Calamaria strigiventris

Langbian Reed Snake



2019 Calamaria strigiventris Poyarkov, Nguyen, Orlov & Vogel

Distribution: Vietnam.

Calamaria suluensis

Yellow-bellied Reed Snake, Lesser Reed Snake, Sulu Reed Snake

Gelbbäuchige Riednatter

Gulbuget Rørsnog

1922 Calamaria suluensis Taylor
1931 Calamaria pendleburyi Smith (Inger & Marx 1965)

Distribution: Indonesia (Kalimantan), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak), Philippines (Mapun).

Calamaria sumatrana

Sumatran Reed Snake



1870 Calamaria sumatrana Edeling

Distribution: Indonesia (Sumatra).

Calamaria thanhi

Quang Binh Reed Snake, (Thanh's Reed Snake)


Quang Binh-rørsnog

2005 Calamaria thanhi Ziegler & Le

Distribution: Vietnam.

Calamaria ulmeri

North Sumatra Reed Snake, (Ulmer's Reed Snake)

Nordsumatranische Riednatter

Nordsumatransk Rørsnog

1940 Calamaria ulmeri Sackett

Distribution: Indonesia (Sumatra).

Calamaria virgulata

Blunt-tailed Reed Snake, Short-tailed Reed Snake, Striped Reed Snake


Stumphalet Rørsnog

1827 Calamaria virgulata Boie
1895 Calamaria brachyura Boulenger (Inger & Marx 1965)
1896 Calamaria anceps Werner (Inger & Marx 1965)
1896 Calamaria gracilis Boulenger (Inger & Marx 1965)
1897 Calamaria collaris Boulenger (Inger & Marx 1965)
1907 Calamaria mearnsi Stejneger (Inger & Marx 1965)
1908 Calamaria albopunctata Barbour (Inger & Marx 1965)
1912 Calamaria quinquetaeniata Despax (Inger & Marx 1965)
1927 Calamaria egregia Barbour (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)
1952 Calamaria zamboangensis Leviton (Inger & Marx 1965)

Distribution: Indonesia (Java, Kalimantan, Nias, Riau Islands, Sangir Islands [Sangir], Sulawesi, Sumatra), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak), Philippines (Mindanao, Palawan, Sulu Islands).

Calamaria yunnanensis

Yunnan Reed Snake



1962 Calamaria yunnanensis Chernov

Remarks: Status uncertain (Inger & Marx 1965). Considered a nomen dubium by Iskandar & Colijn (2001), but listed as a valid species by IUCN (www.iucnredlist.org ) and the Reptile Database (reptile-database.reptarium.cz). Lee (2022) reviewed current knowledge of yunnanensis. Records from Laos represent nebulosa.
Distribution: China (Yunnan).