Bothrochilus fredparkeri (SCHLEIP, 2008)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Bothrochilus fredparkeri?
|Higher Taxa||Pythonidae, Henophidia, Pythonoidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Karimui Basin whitelip python|
|Synonym||Leiopython fredparkeri SCHLEIP 2008|
Bothrochilus fredparkeri — REYNOLDS et al. 2014
Leiopython fredparkeri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 366
Leiopython fredparkeri — BARKER et al. 2015
|Distribution||Papua New Guinea, elevation 1100-1500 m.|
Type locality: Karimui, Chimbu District, Simbu Province, PNG Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: CAS 118906, A large male (everted hemipenes) collected by F. Parker 7 July 1967.|
|Comment||Diagnosis.—Leiopython fredparkeri differs from Leiopython albertisii and Leiopython biakensis in the absence of the whitish postocular spot, and in higher infralabial counts (KW-test: x21 5 28.22, P , 0.001 and x21 5 5.06, P , 0.05). It further differs from the former species by lower ventral counts (KW-test: x21 5 7.58, P , 0.01). This species is distinguishable from Leiopython bennettorum by loreal, prefrontal, and lower average postocular scale counts (KW-test: x21 5 4.28, P , 0.05), from Leiopython huonensis by the absence of the whitish postocular spot, and from the latter species and Leiopython hoserae in having two pairs of parietals.|
|Etymology||Etymology.—This species is named in honor of the collector of these and many other specimens, the herpetologist Fred Parker, Townsville, Australia.|
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