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  • Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum, Vol. 3. London (Taylor & Francis), xiv + 727 pp.
  • Boulenger, George A. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp.
  • Cantor. T. E. 1847. Catalogue of reptiles inhabiting the Malayan Peninsula and Islands. J Asiat. Soc., Bengal, Calcutta. 16 (2): 607 - 656, 897-952, 1026 - 1078.
  • David,P. & Vogel,G. 1996. The snakes of Sumatra. An annotated checklist and key with natural history notes. Bücher Kreth, Frankfurt/M.
  • Frith,C.B. & Boswell,J. 1978. Cantor’s Water Snake, Cantoria violaecea GIRARD, a vertebrate new to the fauna of Thailand. Nat. Hist. Bull. Siam Soc. (Bangkok) 27: 187-189.
  • Ghodke, Sameer and Harry V. Andrews. 2002. Recent record of Cantoria violacea (Girard, 1857) from North and Middle Andaman Islands, India with a note on its bite. Hamadryad. 26 (2):371-373 [2001].
  • Girard,C. 1858. Descriptions of some new Reptiles, collected by the US. Exploring Expedition under the command of Capt. Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. Third Part. Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philad. 9: 181-182 [1857].
  • Grandison, A. G. C. 1978. Snakes of West Malaysia and Singapore. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 81 [1977]: 283-303.
  • Holotype: Girard, C. 1857. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia. 9: 182.
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp.
  • Murphy, John C. 2007. Homalopsid Snakes: Evolution in the Mud. Krieger Publishing, Malabar, Florida, 249 pp.
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig. 1859. Nachrichten von Hrn. Fedor Jagor, der auf eigne Kosten nach Ostindien und den Philippinen gereist ist und von der Akademie mit Instructionen für das Sammeln naturwissenschaftlicher Gegenstände versehen wurde. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1859 (März): 269-271.
  • Sharma, R. C. 2004. Handbook Indian Snakes. AKHIL BOOKS, New Delhi, 292 pp.
  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
  • Sworder, G.H. 1922. A list of the snakes of Singapore Island. Singapore Naturalist 2:55-73.
  • UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
  • Uetz, P. (2015). Cantoria violacea Girard, 1857. In: Uetz, P. (ed.) (2015) The Reptile Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at
  • Voris, H.K. and J.C. Murphy. 2002). The prey and predators of Homalopsine snakes. Journal of Natural History 36(13): 1621-1632.
  • Whitaker, Romulus and Ashok Captain. 2004. Snakes of India. Draco Books, 500 pp.


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