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Myron resetari MURPHY, 2011

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Higher TaxaHomalopsidae, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBroome 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 (W Australia: Broome)

Type locality: Broome, Western Australia (about 17°58'S and 122°14'E). Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
 
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: QM J52861
Paratype. BMNH 1935.7.65.2, locality is given as “N. Australia.” 
CommentDiagnosis. – 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. 
References
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • 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). THE RAFFLES BULLETIN OF ZOOLOGY 2011 59(2): 229–236
  • 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
 
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