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Gerrhopilus polyadenus KRAUS, 2023

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Higher TaxaGerrhopilidae, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymGerrhopilus polyadenus KRAUS 2023 
DistributionPapua New Guinea

Type locality: Mt Albert Edward, Papua New Guinea.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1901.11.27.10, adult female collected by H.S. Rohu. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A Gerrhopilus species characterized by the unique combination of having a rounded snout in lateral view; LSR = 22 at midbody; TSR = 320; loreal absent; supralabial imbrication pattern T-V; subocular scale one; presubocular scale absent; a sharp, protruding tail spine that is dark brown with a white or corneous-brown tip; 29 glands in the prefrontal, 8–9 in the supraocular, 22–23 in the ocular, 46–50 in the preocular, 6 in the frontal,v16 in each subocular; L/W = 36.2–36.3; TL/SVL = 0.028–0.036; dorsum and venter uniformly pale brown with avcontrasting dark-brown patch around tail spine. Its size is moderate for this species group. (Kraus 2023) 
EtymologyA masculine Latinized compound adjective, from the Greek poly-, meaning
many, and adeno, meaning gland. 
  • Kraus, F. 2023. A revision of Gerrhopilus inornatus (Squamata: Gerrhopilidae) reveals a multi-species complex Zootaxa 5231: 1-23 - get paper here
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