Opisthotropis cucae DAVID, CUONG THE PHAM, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN & ZIEGLER, 2011
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Opisthotropis cucae?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Cuc’s Mountain Snake|
Vietnamese: Rắn trán cúc
|Synonym||Opisthotropis cucae DAVID, CUONG THE PHAM, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN & ZIEGLER 2011|
Opisthotropis cucae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 509
|Distribution||SC Vietnam (Kon Tum Plateau, Kon Tum Province)|
Type locality: Chu Mom Ray National Park, Sa Thay District, Kon Tum Province (14° 26.227' N, 107° 43.268' E), 740 m elevation, Vietnam Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: IEBR A.0924, an adult female, collected by Ho Thu Cuc and Pham The Cuong on 22 May 2009.|
|Comment||Diagnosis. A species of the genus Opisthotropis, characterized by the combination of the following characters: (1) 23 DSR at neck and 19 DSR at midbody; (2) 7 supralabials, 5th entering orbit; (3) 1 anterior and 2 posterior temporals; (4) at least 191 ventral scales; (5) about 22 subequal upper maxillary teeth; and (6) body uniform at dorsum (i.e. not banded or striped), lighter below but without any stripe making a clear separation. Further details in DAVID et al. 2011.|
|Etymology||This species is named in honour of Mrs HO Thu Cuc (Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Hanoi), for having collected the holotype of this new species and especially for her long lasting contribution to the better understanding of the herpetology of Vietnam.|
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