Gerrhopilus bisubocularis (BOETTGER, 1893)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Gerrhopilus bisubocularis?
|Higher Taxa||Gerrhopilidae, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Western Java Worm Snake|
|Synonym||Typhlops bisubocularis BOETTGER 1893: 336|
Typhlops bisubocularis — DE ROOIJ 1917: 13
Typhlops bisubocularis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 93
Gerrhopilus bisubocularis — VIDAL et al. 2010
Gerrhopilus bisubocularis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 307
|Distribution||Indonesia (W Java)|
Type locality: “Westjava”
|Types||Holotype: SMF 16683.|
|Diagnosis||Description: Snout rounded, projecting; nostril lateral. Rostral about a third the width of the head; nostril between two nasals, the anterior small and in contact with the first and second labials; praeocular present, longer and narrower than the ocular, separated from the labials by two large suboculars, the anterior smaller than the posterior; borders of eyes not distinct; head scales in three transverse series, broader and nearly two times as long as the scales of the body, especially the praefrontal; four upper labials. Body with 18 scales round the middle; its diameter 44 times in the total length; tail one time and a half as long as broad, with a very small and short spine at the end (de Rooij 1917: 13, citing Boettger 1893).|
Color: Dark grey above, each scale with narrow light edges. Lower surface light grey with broad light edges; edges of the head scales, snout, chin, end of tail and some spots of the anal region white (de Rooij 1917: 13, citing Boettger 1893).
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