A new species of Rhynchocalamus (Reptilia: Serpentes: Colubridae) from Turkey

Olgun K., Avci A., ILGAZ Ç., Üzüm N., YILMAZ C.

Zootaxa, no.1399, pp.57-68, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/zootaxa.1399.1.2
  • Journal Name: Zootaxa
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.57-68
  • Keywords: Colubridae, New species, R. arabicus, R. m. melanocephalus, R. m. satunini, Rhynchocalamus barani n. sp., Turkey
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: Yes


A snake species new to science, Rhynchocalamus barani n. sp., is described from Turkey. It differs from other Rhynchocalamus species in having higher numbers of dorsalia (17 instead of 15) and lower number of ventralia (163-173 instead of 180-240) and upper labials in contact with eye (1 instead of 2) and by a characteristic color-pattern of the body. Copyright © 2007 Magnolia Press.