Fowlea punctulatus (GÜNTHER, 1858)
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|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Tropidonotus punctulatus GÜNTHER 1858: 247|
Tropidonotus punctulatus — THEOBALD 1868: 48
Fowlea peguensis THEOBALD 1868 (fide SMITH 1943)
Tropidonotus punctulatus — BOULENGER 1893: 228
Nerodia punctulata WALL 1923 (fide SMITH 1943)
Natrix punctulata — SMITH 1943: 292
Xenochrophis punctulatus — DAS 1996: 60
Xenochrophis punctulatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 799
Fowlea punctulatus — PURKAYASTHA et al. 2019
|Distribution||Myanmar (= Burma), Thailand (Mae Hong Son Province)|
Type locality: unknown
|Types||Type: BMNH 1918.104.22.168 (and possibly additional specimens).|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis (genus): Malnate (1960) stated that the members of this genus have hemipenes and sulcus spermaticus divided; maxillary teeth fewer than 30, in continuous series, the teeth becoming larger posteriorly; internasals narrowed anteriorly, nostrils dorso-laterally; apical pits absent or obscure pits present on neck only (cited in Purkayashta et al. 2019 who do not provide an updated diagnosis).|
Diagnosis (genus). (1) body size large (maximum TL 1226 mm), fairly stout; (2) head broad, stout, moderately distinct from neck; (3) internasals mostly paired, narrowed anteriorly; (4) prefrontals most two, horizontally arranged; (5) rostral large, broader than high; (6) nasal partially divided, nostrils directed dorsolaterally; (7) dorsal scale rows mostly 19 – 19 – 17, moderately keeled and stronger posteriorly; (8) maxillary teeth 22 – 28, gradually enlarged posteriorly, without diastema (9) hemipenis bilobed, spinous throughout, papillae present on the apex of both lobes, longitudinal folds present; (10) two oblique, parallel dark stripes on lateral head mostly present (Cheng et al. 2021: 211).
|Comment||Distribution: Reports from India are based on unvoucered specimens. Not in India fide I. Das (pers. comm., 25 July 2012).|
Synonymy: Boulenger 1893, Smith 1943.
Type species: Tropidonotus punctulatus GÜNTHER 1858: 247 is the type species of the genus Fowlea THEOBALD 1868 which was resurrected from the synonymy of Xenochrophis by Purkayashta et al. 2019.
Key: Cheng et al. 2021 provide a key to the genera of Xenochrophis sensu stricto, Atretium, and Fowlea.
|Etymology||The generic nomen of Fowlea was named by Mr. E. Fowle, who is the collector of type specimen of Fowlea peguensis. The gender of this generic name is masculine.|
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