Boiga hoeseli RAMADHAN, ISKANDAR & SUBASRI, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Boiga hoeseli?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Lesser Sundas Cat Snake|
|Synonym||Boiga hoeseli RAMADHAN, ISKANDAR & SUBASRI 2010|
Boiga hoeseli — WALLACH et al. 2014: 104
|Distribution||Indonesia (Nusa Tenggara Islands)|
Type locality: La- rantuka, Flores.
|Types||Holotype: MZB Oph. 1242, an adult female.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A medium to large species (SVL up to 1250 mm, tail up to 408 mm); laterally compressed body with strongly enlarged vertebral scales, dorsal scales in 27(25)–27(25) –17(15) rows, ventrals 263.9 ± 6.77 (range 256–272 n=7), subcaudals in pairs, 128.8 ± 8.66 scales (range 113–134; n=6); anal plate entire; 9+9(10) su- pralabials, fourth, fifth, and sixth entering orbit; 14–14 (13–15) infralabials; rostral large, slightly visible from above; loreal longer than deep; one large preocular, reaching upper surface of head; two relatively small postoculars; large genials, anterior genial relatively smaller than posterior. Body scales smooth without keels or pits. Ventrals immaculate yellow, upper part of head almost without pattern except for a few spots in between head scales, a thin streak from behind the eye extending to the corner of the jaws is usually present [from RAMADHAN et al. 2010].|
|Comment||Habitat: fully arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018).|
|Etymology||Named after J. K. P. van Hoesel who wrote the first guide book about snakes of Java, Ophidia Javanica in 1959. He died from a snake bite around 1960.|
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