Parafimbrios vietnamensis ZIEGLER, NGO, PHAM, NGUYEN, LE & NGUYEN, 2018
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Parafimbrios vietnamensis?
|Higher Taxa||Xenodermidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Parafimbrios vietnamensis ZIEGLER, NGO, PHAM, NGUYEN, LE & NGUYEN 2018|
|Distribution||NW Vietnam (Lai Chau)|
Type locality: near Hoang Ho Village, Phang So Lin Commune, Sin Ho District, Lai Chau Province (22022.180’N, 103014.485’E), at an elevation of 1,317 m above sea level.
|Types||Holotype. IEBR A.2018.7 (field number LC2016.8), male, collected by H.V. Tu and H.N. Ngo on 2nd June 2016.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A species of the genus Parafimbrios, characterized by a combination of the following characters: 1) rostral laterally with two raised, curved edges; the upper one, together with a horizontal curved ridge of tissue, separate the rostral from the internasals; 2) nasal in contact zone with rostral with curved raised edge; 3) nasal in contact zone with supralabials each with two small oblique, curved raised edges located above first and second as well as above second and third supralabials; 4) suture between the internasals much longer than that between the prefrontals; 5) supralabials 8, with the first four bearing raised edges; 6) infralabials 7; mental and anterior three to four infralabials with raised edges; 7) temporals 4+4–5; 8) 35–33–29 dorsal scale rows; 9) laterally rounded ventrals 164; 10) unpaired subcaudals 49; 11) total length of at least 266 mm in males (with a tail length of 44 mm, and a TaL/TL ratio of 0.165).|
|Comment||Habitat: disturbed limestone karst forest and fragmented with hill agricultural fields.|
Photo on cover of Russ. J. Herp. Sep 2020.
|Etymology||Analogous to the naming of the recent Parafimbrios discovery from Laos (P. lao) we name the new species from Vietnam after the country of origin.|
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