Myron resetari MURPHY, 2011
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Myron resetari?
|Higher Taxa||Homalopsidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Broome Mangrove Snake|
|Synonym||Myron resetari MURPHY 2011|
Myron richardsonii — GYI 1970: 172
Myron resetari — MURPHY & VORIS 2014: 29
Myron resetari — WALLACH et al. 2014: 467
|Distribution||Australia (W Australia: Broome)|
Type locality: Broome, Western Australia (about 17°58'S and 122°14'E). Map legend:
- Type locality.
|Types||Holotype: QM J52861|
Paratype. BMNH 1918.104.22.168, locality is given as “N. Australia.”
|Comment||Diagnosis. – 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).|
|Etymology||The 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.|