Enulius roatanensis MCCRANIE & KÖHLER, 1999
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Enulius roatanensis?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Roatan Long-tailed Snake|
|Synonym||Enulius roatanensis MCCRANIE & KÖHLER 1999|
Enulius roatanensis — MCCRANIE 2015
Enulius roatanensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 274
|Distribution||Honduras (Islas de la Bahia)|
Type locality: near Mud Hole Bay (16°20.88’N, 86°32.05’W), less than 10 m elevation, Isla de Roatán, Islas de la Bahía, Honduras.
|Types||Holotype: SMF 78515|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Enulius roatanensis differs from E . bifoveatus in having one apical pit (two in bifoveatus ) and no pale nuchal collar (collar divided or partially divided). The new species differs from E . flavitorques in having fewer ventrals (165 in LSUMZ male and 176 in female holotype in roatanensis versus 166-190 in male and 184-216 in female flavitorques), more male subcaudals (121 in LSUMZ roatanensis versus 100-117 in flavitorques), and by lacking a pale nuchal collar (pale nuchal collar almost always present in Central and South American flavitorques , but absent in Mexican specimens). Enulius roatanensis is distinguished from E. oligostichus in having 17 scale rows at midbody (15 in oligostichus), seven supralabials (five), third and fourth supralabials entering orbit (second and third), 1 + 2 temporals (1 + 1), 165 ventrals in LSUMZ male and 176 in female holotype (150-157 and 163, respectively), and 121 subcaudals in LSUMZ male and 103 in female holotype (82-88 and 83, respectively).|
|Etymology||Named after Roatán island where the species occurs.|