Xenophidion schaeferi Günther & Manthey, 1995

Schäfer's spiny-jawed snake, Schaefer’s spine-jawed snake



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1988

Rediscovered in ?

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Günther, Rainer and Manthey, Ulrich. (1995). Xenophidion, a new genus with two new species of snakes from Malaysia (Serpentes, Colubridae). Amphibia-Reptilia 16(3): 229-240.


Other references:

Fukuyama, Ibuki et al. (2020). Second specimen of the rare Bornean snake Xenophidion acanthognathus (Xenophidiidae, Serpentes, Reptilia) and confirmation as a distinct species from X. schaeferi. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 68: 214-219.

Grismer, L. (2012). Xenophidion schaeferi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T192091A2038648. Downloaded on 01 July 2018.

Quah, Evan S. H. et al. (2018). The rediscovery of Schaefer’s Spine-jawed Snake (Xenophidion schaeferi Günther & Manthey, 1995) (Serpentes, Xenophidiidae) from Peninsular Malaysia with notes on its variation and the first record of the genus from Sumatra, Indonesia. Zootaxa 4441(2): 366-378. [Abstract]


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