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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Colubrinae
Genus: Calamorhabdium
Boettger, 1898[1]

2 recognized species, see article.[2][1]

Calamorhabdium is a small genus of colubrid snakes known as iridescent snakes. The genus contains two described species.[3] Both species are burrowing snakes found in Asia.[4]


The specific name, kuekenthali, is in honor of German zoologist Willy Kükenthal.[6]


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  5. ^ "Calamorhabdium ". The Reptile Database.
  6. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Calamorhabdium kuekenthali, p. 147).

Further reading[edit]

  • Boettger O (1898). Katalog der Reptilien-Sammlung im Museum der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gessellschaft in Frankfurt am Main. II. Teil (Schlangen). Frankfurt am Main: Gebrüder Knauer. ix + 160 pp. (Calamorhabdium, new genus, p. 82; C. kuekenthali, new species, p. 82). (in German).