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Cylindrophis
The CYLINDROPHIIDAE are a monotypic family of nonvenomous snakes containing the genus CYLINDROPHIS found in Asia
Asia
. These are burrowing snakes and all have checkered black-and-white bellies. Currently, eight species are recognized, with no subspecies. Common names include: Asian pipe snakes. CONTENTS * 1 Geographic range * 2 Description * 3 Species
Species
* 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links GEOGRAPHIC RANGEThey are found from Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
east through Myanmar
Myanmar
, Thailand
Thailand
, Cambodia
Cambodia
, Vietnam
Vietnam
and the Malay Archipelago
Malay Archipelago
to as far east as Aru Islands off the southwestern coast of New Guinea
New Guinea

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China
CHINA, officially the PEOPLE\'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (PRC), is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia
East Asia
and the world\'s most populous country , with a population of around 1.404 billion . Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area, depending on the source consulted. China
China
also has the most neighbor countries in the world. Governed by the Communist Party of China
Communist Party of China
, it exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces , five autonomous regions , four direct-controlled municipalities ( Beijing
Beijing
, Tianjin
Tianjin
, Shanghai
Shanghai
, and Chongqing
Chongqing
), and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
and Macau
Macau

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Fujian
FUJIAN (Chinese : 福建; pinyin : Fújiàn; pronounced ( listen )), formerly romanised as Foken, Fouken, Fukien, and Hokkien, is a province on the southeast coast of mainland China
China
. Fujian
Fujian
is bordered by Zhejiang to the north, Jiangxi
Jiangxi
to the west, and Guangdong
Guangdong
to the south. The name Fujian
Fujian
came from the combination of Fuzhou
Fuzhou
and Jianzhou (a former name for Jian\'ou ) two cities in Fujian, during the Tang dynasty
Tang dynasty
. While its population is chiefly of Han origin, it is one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse provinces in China. Most of Fujian
Fujian
is administered by the People\'s Republic of China (PRC)
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Hong Kong
HONG KONG (Chinese : 香港, Cantonese: ), officially the HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION OF THE PEOPLE\'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, is an autonomous territory on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia
East Asia
, south of the mainland Chinese province of Guangdong
Guangdong
, and east of the special administrative region of Macau
Macau
. With over 7.3 million Hongkongers of various nationalities in a territory of 1,104 km2, Hong Kong
Hong Kong
is the fourth-most densely populated region in the world . Hong Kong
Hong Kong
was formerly a colony of the British Empire
British Empire
, after the perpetual cession of Hong Kong Island from Qing China
China
at the conclusion of the First Opium War
First Opium War
in 1842
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Hainan Island
HAINAN is the smallest and southernmost province of the China
China
, consisting of various islands in the South China
China
Sea . HAINAN ISLAND, separated from Guangdong
Guangdong
's Leizhou Peninsula by the Qiongzhou Strait , is the largest island under PRC control ( Taiwan
Taiwan
, which is slightly larger, is also claimed but not controlled by the PRC) and makes up the majority of the province. The province has an area of 33,920 square kilometers (13,100 sq mi), with Hainan
Hainan
Island making up 32,900 square kilometers (12,700 sq mi) (97%) and the rest divided among two hundred islands scattered across three archipelagos
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New Guinea
NEW GUINEA (Tok Pisin : Niugini; Dutch : Nieuw-Guinea; German : Neuguinea; Indonesian : Papua or, historically, Irian) is a large Island in Oceania
Oceania
It is the world\'s second-largest island , after Greenland
Greenland
, covering a land area of 785,753 km2 (303,381 sq mi), and the largest wholly or partly within the Southern Hemisphere
Southern Hemisphere
and Oceania
Oceania
(if excluding Australia
Australia
as an island). The island is divided between two countries: Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
to the east, and Indonesia
Indonesia
to the west
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Aru Islands
The ARU ISLANDS (also AROE ISLANDS, Indonesian : KEPULAUAN ARU) are a group of about ninety-five low-lying islands in the Maluku province of eastern Indonesia
Indonesia
. They also form a regency of Maluku province , with a land area of 6,269 square kilometres. CONTENTS * 1 Administration * 2 Geography * 3 Economy * 4 History * 5 Demographics * 6 See also * 7 Notes * 8 References ADMINISTRATIONThe regency is divided into seven districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population
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Myanmar
MYANMAR (Burmese pronunciation: ), officially the REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR and formerly known as BURMA, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
. Myanmar
Myanmar
is bordered by India
India
and Bangladesh
Bangladesh
to its west, Thailand
Thailand
and Laos
Laos
to its east and People\'s Republic
Republic
of China
China
to its north and northeast. To its south, about one third of Myanmar's total perimeter of 5,876 km (3,651 mi) forms an uninterrupted coastline of 1,930 km (1,200 mi) along the Bay of Bengal
Bay of Bengal
and the Andaman Sea . The country's 2014 census counted the population to be 51 million people. As of 2017, the population is about 54 million
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Thailand
Coordinates : 15°24′N 101°18′E / 15.4°N 101.3°E / 15.4; 101.3 Kingdom of Thailand ราชอาณาจักรไทย (Thai ) Ratcha-anachak Thai Flag Emblem ANTHEM: Phleng Chat Thai (English: "Thai National Anthem") ROYAL ANTHEM : Sansoen Phra Barami (English: "Glorify His prestige") Location of Thailand
Thailand
(green) in ASEAN
ASEAN
(dark grey) – Capital and largest city Bangkok
Bangkok
13°45′N 100°29′E / 13.750°N 100.483°E / 13.750; 100.483 OFFICIAL LANGUAGES Thai SPOKEN LANGUAGES * Isan * Kam Mueang * Pak Tai ETHNIC GROUPS (2009; 2011 :95–99)* Thai ∟ 34.1% Central Thai ∟ 24.9% Khon Isan ∟ 9.9% Khon Muang ∟ 7.5% Southern Thai * 14% Thai Chinese * 12% Others (incl
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Vietnam
Coordinates : 16°10′N 107°50′E / 16.167°N 107.833°E / 16.167; 107.833 Socialist Republic of Vietnam Cộng hòa xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam (Vietnamese ) Flag Emblem MOTTO: Độc lập – Tự do – Hạnh phúc "Independence – Freedom – Happiness" ANTHEM: Tiến Quân Ca (English: "Army March") Location of Vietnam (green) in ASEAN
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Malay Archipelago
The MALAY ARCHIPELAGO (Malaysian "> Pinisi sailing ship exploring Komodo island , part of Lesser Sunda Islands
Lesser Sunda Islands
The 19th-century naturalist Alfred Wallace used the term "Malay Archipelago" as the title of his influential book documenting his studies in the region. Wallace also referred to the area as the "Indian Archipelago" and the "Indo-Australian" Archipelago. He included within the region the Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
and the Malay Peninsula due to physiographic similarities
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Laos
Coordinates : 18°N 105°E / 18°N 105°E / 18; 105 Lao People's Democratic Republic * ສາທາລະນະລັດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ປະຊາຊົນລາວ (Lao ) * Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxon Lao Flag Emblem MOTTO: ສັນຕິພາບ ເອກະລາດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ເອກະພາບ ວັດທະນາຖາວອນ "Peace, independence, democracy, unity and prosperity" ANTHEM: Pheng Xat Lao Lao National Anthem Location of Laos
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Maxilla
The MAXILLA (plural: maxillae /mækˈsɪliː/ ) in animals is the upper jawbone formed from the fusion of two maxillary bones . The upper jaw includes the frontal portion of the palate of the mouth . The two maxillary bones are fused at the intermaxillary suture. This is similar to the mandible (lower jaw), which is also a fusion of two mandibular bones at the mandibular symphysis
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William Thomas Blanford
WILLIAM THOMAS BLANFORD CIE (7 October 1832 – 23 June 1905) was an English geologist and naturalist . He is best remembered as the editor of a major series on The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma
Burma
. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Bibliography * 3 Taxa named in honour * 4 References * 5 External links BIOGRAPHY Portrait Blanford was born in London
London
to William Blanford and Elizabeth Simpson. His father owned a factory next to their house on Bouverie street, Whitefriars. He was educated in private schools in Brighton (until 1846) and Paris
Paris
(1848). He joined his family business in carving and gilding and studied at the School of Design in Somerset House . Suffering from ill health, he spent two years in a business house at Civitavecchia
Civitavecchia
owned by a friend of his father. His initial aim was to enter a mercantile career
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Borneo
BORNEO (/ˈbɔːrnioʊ/ ; Malay : PULAU BORNEO, Indonesian : KALIMANTAN) is the third-largest island in the world and the largest in Asia
Asia
. At the geographic centre of Maritime Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
, in relation to major Indonesian islands, it is located north of Java
Java
, west of Sulawesi , and east of Sumatra
Sumatra
. The island is politically divided among three countries: Malaysia
Malaysia
and Brunei
Brunei
in the north, and Indonesia
Indonesia
to the south. Approximately 73% of the island is Indonesian territory. In the north, the East Malaysian states of Sabah
Sabah
and Sarawak make up about 26% of the island. Additionally, the Malaysian federal territory of Labuan is situated on a small island just off the coast of Borneo
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Sarawak
SARAWAK (/səˈrɑːwɒk/ ; Malay: ) is one of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo
Borneo
. Located in northwest Borneo, Sarawak
Sarawak
is bordered by the Malaysian state of Sabah
Sabah
to the northeast, Kalimantan , the Indonesian portion of Borneo, to the south, and the independent country of Brunei
Brunei
in the north. The capital city, Kuching
Kuching
, is the economic centre of the state and seat of the Sarawak
Sarawak
state government. Other cities and towns in Sarawak
Sarawak
include Miri , Sibu , and Bintulu . As of the 2015 census, the population of Sarawak
Sarawak
was 2,636,000. Sarawak
Sarawak
has an equatorial climate with tropical rainforests and abundant animal and plant species
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