Boiga bourreti TILLACK, ZIEGLER & KHAC QUYET, 2004
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Boiga bourreti?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Bourret’s Cat Snake|
G: Bourrets Katzennatter
|Synonym||Boiga bourreti TILLACK, ZIEGLER & LE KHAC QUYET 2004|
Boiga bourreti — WALLACH et al. 2014: 102
|Distribution||C Vietnam (Quang Binh)|
Type locality: “immergrüner Primärwald nordwestlich des Phong, Nha-Ke Bang Nationalpark, Distrikt Minh Hoa, Provinz Quang Binh, Vietnam, 550 m NN [= elevation]. Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
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|Types||Holotype: ZFMK 82921|
|Comment||Most similar to B. ocellata but differs in the presence of a neck band (not present in B. ocellata) scalation such as the number of dorsalia (bourreti: 19, ocellata: 21 or more).|
Characteristic features. The species is characterized by its dorsal scales in 21:19:15 bent rows, 236 ventrals, 106 divided subcaudals, and a divided anal scute; 8 supralabials (3-5 in contact with eye), and 11/12 infralabials; one large loreal, 2/3 preoculars, with uppermost reaching top of head, but not touching frontal, two postoculars, and 3/4 anterior temporals with 3/3 posterior ones following; a blackish brownish, light-margined postocular stripe runs past the corner of the mouth towards the wide dark neck band; the body pattern consists of the dark band on the neck, two subsequent V-shaped bands and a chequered pattern of light and dark fl ecks that extends along the body and only dissolves on the dorsal side of the tail (from ZIEGLER et al. 2006).
|Etymology||Named after René Bourret, French zoologist.|
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