Boiga tanahjampeana ORLOV & RYABOV, 2002
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Boiga tanahjampeana?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Tanahjampea Cat Snake|
|Synonym||Boiga tanahjampeana ORLOV & RYABOV 2002|
Boiga tanahjampeana — DE LANG & VOGEL 2005
Boiga tanahjampeana — WALLACH et al. 2014: 107
|Distribution||Indonesia (Tanahjampea island, Sulawesi Selatan Province)|
Type locality: Tanahjampea Island, Sulawesi Selatan Province, Indonesia.
|Types||Holotype: ZISP 21938; male, collected by Buntje Soetanto and Vladimir I. Odinchenko, September 1999.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Large, massive boigas (SVL of males up to 1260 mm, Lcd = 353 mm, SVL of females up to 1440 mm, Lcd = 380 mm) with a high laterally compressed body, with a strongly enlarged central row of dorsal scales. The head is very large, wide. Scale rows oblique [Sq1 = 23 (25), Sq2 = 23, Sq3 = 17 rows]; V = 215 – 225; Scd = 98 – 103 pairs; anal plate entire; 8 – 9 supralabials, 11 – 12 infralabials; the third, fourth and fifth supralabials entering the orbit; the rostral shield is large, wide, slightly visible from above; loreal shield is small, squarish; 1 or 2 anterior temporals, 2 or 3 posterior temporals; one not large preocular, not reaching the upper surface of the head; two very small postoculars in the form of tiny granules; symphisial is small, triangular; very large genials, anterior genial shields are somewhat shorter than the posterior genial shields. The dorsal coloration of the body and the head is grey, absolutely without a pattern, the belly is of a white coloration; each dorsal and ventral scale is outlined with a narrow black-grey edge; the dark border of the supralabial and temporal shields is clearly|