Lytorhynchus gasperetti LEVITON, 1977
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|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Leviton's Leafnose Snake|
|Synonym||Lytorhynchus gasperetti LEVITON 1977|
Lytorhynchus gasperetti — WALLACH et al. 2014: 416
Type locality: Khasawiyah (16°56'N, 42°37'E), Saudi Arabia
|Types||Holotype: CAS 134150 Paratype: CAS 136477|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A member of the "diadema" group of the genus (Leviton and Anderson, 1970,p. 257) having the rostral broadly truncate, as broad at its base asitswidth atits anterior- most projection; color pattern consist- ing of 1) a vertebral row of 33 longi- tudinally rectangular white bars, each narrowly edged by black and connected to one another by a middorsal series of lighter brownish blotches (most prominent on the anterior half of the body), 2) a lateral row of brownish blotches, each lateral blotch centered beneath thewhite vertebral bar and 3) a ventrolateral series of smaller dark blotches on theouter two scale rows that alternate inposition with the lateral markings; dorsal scales moderately keeled; ventrals: male 157, female 165.|
|Etymology||named after the collector of the type, John Gasperetti (1920-2001), engineer and surveyor of various companies and governments in the Middle East and Field Associate of the Department of Herpetology of the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.|
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