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Toxicocalamus ernstmayri O'SHEA, PARKER & KAISER, 2015

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesStar Mountains Worm-Eating Snake 
SynonymToxicocalamus ernstmayri O'SHEA, PARKER & KAISER 2015
Micropechis ikaheka (collection name) 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (Star Mountains)

Type locality: Wangbin village (5°14’26.72’’S, 141°15’31.92’’E), elevation 1,468 m (4,800 ft), near the Ok Tedi River, in the Star Mountains of the North Fly District, Western Province, PNG  
TypesHolotype. MCZ R-145946, an adult female 
CommentKnown only from a single specimen (fide Mark O’Shea, pers. comm., 3 Apr 2017). 
  • O’Shea, Mark; Fred Parker, and Hinrich Kaiser 2015. A New Species of New Guinea Worm-Eating Snake, Genus Toxicocalamus (Serpentes: Elapidae), From the Star Mountains of Western Province, Papua New Guinea, With a Revised Dichotomous Key to the Genus. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 161 (6): 241-264. - get paper here
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