Paikwaophis kruki KOK & MEANS, 2023
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Paikwaophis kruki?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Paikwaophis kruki KOK & MEANS 2023: 10|
Type locality: ‘Sloth Camp’ [5.247074° N, 60.705471° W; ~1180 m elevation; Cuyuni-Mazaruni District (Region 7), Guyana, South America], which is located on a broad ridge running downhill along the west fork of the Paikwa River from the bottom of the talus slope below the vertical cliff wall of Wei-Assipu-tepui (Fig. 2).
|Types||Holotype: RBINS 2734 (field number CPI11310; Figs 4–13), an immature female, collected by D. Bruce Means on 24 February 2021.|
|Etymology||Named after Professor Andrzej Kruk (born 1971), the current Dean of the Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection at the University of Łódź, Poland, for his friendship and his influential contribution in enhancing the quality of research at the University of Łódź. The name is a noun in the genitive case.|
The generic name is derived from the river name “Paikwa” (referring to the type locality) and the Greek ‘ophis’ (meaning snake).