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Myron resetari MURPHY, 2011

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Higher TaxaHomalopsidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Broome Mangrove Snake 
SynonymMyron resetari MURPHY 2011
Myron richardsonii — GYI 1970: 172
Myron resetari — MURPHY & VORIS 2014: 29
Myron resetari — WALLACH et al. 2014: 467 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia: Broome)

Type locality: Broome, Western Australia (about 17°58'S and 122°14'E).  
Reproductionviviparous (manual imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: QM J52861 Paratype. BMNH 1935.7.65.2, locality is given as “N. Australia.” 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A Myron with 19 scale rows on the neck and at mid body; one preocular scale; large, plate like occipital scales that are posterior and lateral to the parietals. M. resetari can be distinguished from M. richardsonii by its lower scale row count on the neck and at mid body (19 vs. 21); one preocular (two in M. richardsonii and M. karnsi); and its largest upper labial is the 5th compared with the largest upper labial of 6 or 7 in M. richardsonii. It can be distinguished from M. karnsi by the lower number of scale rows at mid body (19 vs. 21) and the blotched pattern on a gray ground color (as opposed to the black ground color and thin yellow crossbands of M. karnsi). 
EtymologyThe specific name is in honour of Alan Resetar of the Division of Amphibians and Reptiles, Field Museum of Natural History for his life long dedication to herpetology and his behind the scenes contributions to homalopsid snake research. 
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  • Gyi, Ko Ko 1970. A revision of colubrid snakes of the sub-family Homalopsinae. Univ. Kans. Publs. Mus. Nat. Hist 20 (2): 44-223 - get paper here
  • Murphy, J.C. 2011. THE NOMENCLATURE AND SYSTEMATICS OF SOME AUSTRALASIAN HOMALOPSID SNAKES (SQUAMATA: SERPENTES: HOMALOPSIDAE). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 2011 59(2): 229–236 - get paper here
  • Murphy, J.C. & Voris, H.K. 2014. A Checklist and Key to the Homalopsid Snakes (Reptilia, Squamata, Serpentes), with the Description of New Genera. FIELDIANA: LIFE AND EARTH SCIENCES (8): 1–43 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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