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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamily: Calamariinae
Genus: Calamaria
Species: Calamaria alidae

Calamaria alidae Boulenger, 1920

Type locality: Indonesia (W. Sumatra).

Calamaria alidae Boulenger, 1920: 282
Calamaria alidae — Marx & Inger, 1955
Calamaria alidae — Inger & Voris, 2001


Boulenger, G.A., 1920. Description of a new gecko and a new snake from Sumatra. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (9) 5: 281–283.
Inger, R.F. & Voris, H. K., 2001. The biogeographical relations of the frogs and snakes of Sundaland. Journal of Biogeography, 28: 863–89 1.
Marx, H. & R. F. INGER, 1955. Notes on the snakes of the genus Calamaria. Fieldiana: Zoology, 37: 167 - 209.
Calamaria alidae at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 16 August 2008.

Calamaria alidae, commonly known as the Bengkulu reed snake, is a species of snakes in the family Colubridae.


The specific name, alidae, is in honor of Alida Brooks who collected natural history specimens in Sumatra with her husband Cecil Joslin Brooks.[2]
Geographic range

C. alidae is endemic to western Sumatra in Indonesia.[3]

The preferred natural habitat of C. alidae is forest, at an altitude of 100 m (330 ft).[1]

According to Boulenger (1920), the holotype of C. alidae measures 220 mm (8.7 in) in total length, including the tail which is 20 mm (0.8 in) long.

C. alidae is oviparous.[3]

Iskandar, D.; Lilley, R.; Jenkins, H.; Das, I.; Auliya, M.; Inger, R.F. (2012). "Calamaria alidae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T192085A2037964. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T192085A2037964.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Calamaria alidae, p. 5).

Species Calamaria alidae at The Reptile Database

Further reading

Boulenger GA (1920). "Descriptions of a new Gecko and a new Snake from Sumatra". Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Ninth Series 5: 281–283. (Calamaria alidae, new species, pp. 282–283).
Inger RF, Marx H (1965). "The Systematics and Evolution of the Oriental Colubrid Snakes of the Genus Calamaria". Fieldiana: Zoology 49: 1–304. (Calamaria alidae, pp. 235–237, Figure 63).
Marx H, Inger RF (1955). "Notes on Snakes of the Genus Calamaria". Fieldiana: Zoology 37: 167–209. (Calamaria alidae, p. 200).


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