Rhynchocalamus arabicus Schmidt, 1933

Aden kukri snake



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1933 or before

Rediscovered in 2015 or before



Oman & Yemen


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Schmidt, Karl P. (1933). A new snake (Rhynchocalamus arabicus) from Arabia. Zoological Series of Field Museum of Natural History 20: 9-10.


Other references:

Corkill, N. L. and Cochrane, J. A. (1966). The snakes of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 62(3): 475-506.

Egan, D. (2007). Snakes of Arabia. Dubai: Motivate Publishing. 208 pp.

Gasperetti, J. (1988). Snakes of Arabia. Fauna of Saudi Arabia 9: 169-450.

Olgun, K., Avci, A., Ilgaz, C., Üzüm, N. and Yilmaz, C. (2007). A new species of Rhynchocalamus (Reptilia: Serpentes: Colubridae) from Turkey. Zootaxa 1399: 57-68.

Schmidt, Karl P. (1939). Reptiles and amphibians from Southwestern Asia. Publ. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., zool. Ser., 24: 49-92.

Šmíd, Jiří et al. (2015). Phylogeny of the genus Rhynchocalamus (Reptilia; Colubridae) with a first record from the Sultanate of Oman. Zootaxa 4033(3): 380-392. [Abstract]


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