Enulius bifoveatus MCCRANIE & KÖHLER, 1999
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|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Guanaja Long-tailed Snake|
|Synonym||Enulius bifoveatus MCCRANIE & KÖHLER 1999|
Enulius bifoveatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 274
|Distribution||Honduras (Islas de la Bahia)|
Type locality: from between Savannah Bight and East End (16°29.19’N, 85°50.30’W), less than 10 m elevation, Isla de Guanaja, Islas de la Bahía, Honduras.
|Types||Holotype: SMF 78514|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Enulius bifoveatus differs from E. flavitorques in having two apical pits (one in E . flavitorques), strongly striated scale texture under high magnification (non-striated), a rostral length less than or equal to internasal suture length (rostral length greater than internasal suture length), a divided or partially divided pale nuchal collar (collar complete or absent, rarely divided), nuchal collar not or only narrowly involving first dorsal scale row posterior to parietals and temporals (collar involving first to third dorsal scale rows posterior to parietals and temporals when present, usually all of first), 181 ventrals in the female (184-216), and 120 subcaudals in the male (100-117). Enulius bifoveatus is distinguished from E . oligostichus in having 17 dorsal scale rows at midbody (15 in oligostichus ), two apical pits (one), seven supralabials (five), third and fourth supralabials entering orbit (second and third), 1 + 2 temporals (1 + 1), two postoculars (one), 168 ventrals in the male and 181 in the female (150-157 and 163, respectively), and 120 subcaudals in the male and 99+ in the female (82-88 and 83, respectively). [from MCCRANIE & KÖHLER 1999].|
|Etymology||Named after the Latin prefix “bi” (two, twice) and the adjectival form of the Latin noun fovea (pit), and refers to the two apical pits found in this species.|
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