Coniophanes joanae MYERS, 1966
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Coniophanes joanae?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Coniophanes joanae MYERS 1966|
Coniophanes joanae — FLORES-VILLELA & SMITH 2009
Coniophanes joanae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 177
Type locality: southeastern slope of Cerro Pirre (also called "Mount Pirri" and "Cerro Cana"), Serrania de Pirre, 1440 m elevation, Darien, Panama.
|Types||Holotype: KU 93502, University of Kansas Museum of Natural History (original number CWM 5097), an adult female taken on 27 May 1965, by Charles W. Myers.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A diminutive Coniophanes differing from most of its congeners in having 17 anterior and midbody rows of dorsal scales, and differing from all in the following combination of color and pattern: Brown above with brown supralabials and a light postocular stripe across corner of mouth to nape; a dark line on the 4th scale row and a dark streak on the vertebral and paravertebral rows extending length of body and continuing conspicuously as tail stripes; ventral surfaces orangish brown, mottled with blackish pigment and with a dark transverse streak at base of each ventral and subcaudal plate. Coniophanes meridanus, of the Yucatan Peninsula, is the only other species of Coniophanes with 17 anterior and midbody rows of dorsal scales (from 19 to 25 rows in other species), but has light temporal stripes, a nape collar, an inconspicuously striped body and tail, and lacks a light stripe across the corner of the mouth.|