Boiga bengkuluensis ORLOV, KUDRYAVTZEV, RYABOV & SHUMAKOV, 2003
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Boiga bengkuluensis?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Boiga bengkuluensis ORLOV, KUDRYAVTZEV, RYABOV & SHUMAKOV 2003|
Boiga bengkuluensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 101
|Distribution||Indonesia (Sumatra, Bengkulu Province)|
Type locality: Rejiang (region around Curup and Kapahiang Towns), Rejianglebong Prefecture, Bengkulu Province, Sumatra, Indonesia; 3°28 S, 102°32 E; 500 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: ZMMU R-10416, female, collected by Sergei Kudryavtsev and Sergei Mamet; 23.4.2004|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Large, slender boiga (SVL of female 1285 mm, Lcd, 388 mm) with laterally compressed body, with a strongly enlarged central row of dorsal scales. The head is large, not wide. Scale rows oblique [Sq1, 19, Sq2, 19, Sq3, 15 rows]; V, 261; Scd, 146 pairs; anal plate entire; eight – eight supralabials, the third, fourth and fifth supralabials entering the orbit; 13 – 12 infralabilas; the rostral shield is not very large, slightly visible from above; loreal shield is large, squarish; three anterior temporals, four posterior temporals; one large preocular, not reaching the upper surface of the head; two large postoculars; symphisial is relatively small, triangular; large genials, anterior genial shields are noticeably larger than the posterior genial shields. Scales are smooth. Ventral shields have by sides well expressed fold forming almost right angle; three dark stripes pass along these folds and middle of belly.|