Micrelaps tchernovi WERNER, 2006
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Micrelaps tchernovi?
|Higher Taxa||Lamprophiidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Tchernov' s Chainling|
|Synonym||Micrelaps tchernovi WERNER in WERNER, BABOCSAY, CARMELY & THUNA 2006|
Micrelaps tchernovi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 438
Micrelaps tchernovi — MEIRI et al. 2019
Type locality: central Jordan Valley
|Types||Holotype: HUJ 16864, female|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A Micrelaps differing from M. muelleri in that the black cross-bands fail to reach the ventraIs, being saddle-like (in M. muelleri the cross-bands form rings); higher average number of cross-bands - 58 (in M. muelleri 45); and usually they are less wide than the light intervals (in M. muelleri usually wider than the intervals). Ventral colouration uniformly black throughout most of the body and tail (in M. muelleri at least some of the black rings are noticed also ventrally) [from WERNER et al. 2006].|
|Etymology||named after the collector of the holotype, Prof. Eitan Tchernov, 16 September 1935 - 13 December 2002, co-founder of the Department of Evolution, Systematics and Ecology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem,|
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