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Pareas vindumi VOGEL, 2015

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Higher TaxaPareidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Vindum’s Slug Eater
G: Vindums Schneckenfresser 
SynonymPareas vindumi VOGEL 2015 
DistributionN Myanmar (Kachin)

Type locality: Chipwi Township, Lukpwi village (25°42'41.7996"N, 98°19' 22.7994"E, 1890 m elevation), Kachin State, Myanmar.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: CAS 248147 (field number CAS-MHS-28983); adult female (527 mm SVL), coll. M. Hlaing, S. L. Oo, Z. H. Aung, K. S. Lwin, and Y. M. Win, 28 July 2009. 
CommentDiagnosis: A species of the genus Pareas characterized by a large size (in the single known specimen 657 mm); loreal widely touching orbit; vertebral scales smooth and not enlarged; dorsal scales smooth; 178 ventrals in the single known female, males unknown; 61 subcaudals in the single known female; relative TL 0.198 in the single known female; 6 supralabials with SL 3–4 touching the subocular; 6 infralabials, first ones touching behind the mental shield; no pre- or postocular, one presubocular; 2 anterior temporals; body pattern uniform and no markings on the head, no collar. The new species can be diagnosed by its large size, low number of supralabials and infralabials, and unusual uniform pattern for this genus.

Abundance: known only from the holotype. 
EtymologyThis species is named in honour of Jens Vindum (CAS, San Francisco, USA), for his enormous contributions to the CAS expeditions to Myanmar 
References
  • Vogel, G. 2015. A New Montane Species of the Genus Pareas Wagler, 1830 (Squamata: Pareatidae) from Northern Myanmar. Taprobanica 7 (1): 1-7 - get paper here
 
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