Tropidonophis doriae (BOULENGER, 1898)
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|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Barred keelback|
|Synonym||Tropidonotus doriae BOULENGER 1898: 704|
Tropidonotus doriae — LIDTH DE JEUDE 1911: 272
Natrix doriae — LOVERIDGE 1948: 381
Amphiesma doriae — MALNATE 1960: 50
Tropidonophis doriae — MALNATE & UNDERWOOD 1988: 102
Tropidonophis doriae — READ 1998
Tropidonophis (Desburkeus) doriae desburkei HOSER 2012
Tropidonophis doriae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 749
|Distribution||Indonesia (Aru, Irian Jaya), |
Papua New Guinea
Type locality: Moroka, 4200 feet, Bartholomew Range, Central Province, Papua New Guinea [BMNH 126.96.36.199]; Haveri, 2300 feet, Bartholomew Range, Centra Province, Papua New Guinea [BMNH 188.8.131.52-118]
|Types||Syntypes: BMNH 184.108.40.206; BMNH 220.127.116.11-118; MRSN (MSNTO) R946, MSNG 36101 (3 specimens). Remaining 11 syntypes (from Haveri and Moroka) not traced.|
|Diagnosis||Description (based on 18 specimens): Dentition as in T. picturatus and T. mairii (25-29 maxillary teeth). Eye rather large. Rostral twice as broad as deep, just visible from above; internasals as long as broad or a little longer than broad, broadly truncate in front , as long as the praefrontals; frontal once and a half to once and two thirds as long as Inroad, longer than its distance from the end of the snout, shorter than the parietals; loreal deeper than long; two praeand three postoculars; temporals usually 2 + 2 sometimes 1 + 2 or 1 + 1; eight (exceptionally nine) upper labials, third, fourth and fifth (or fourth, fifth and sixth) entering the eye; four or five lower labials in contact with the anterior chin-shields, which are shorter than the posteriors. Scales in 17 rows, strongly keeled, outer rou feebly keeled. Ventrals 146-158; anal divided; subcaudals 69-79 (Boulenger 1898: 704).|
Coloration: Yellowish, reddish, or dark grey above, with more or less distinct black or blackish cross-bars as in T. mairii, var. semicinctus, D. & B.; upper labials yellowish, with black sutures; yellowish beneath, uniform or with some darker dots, none of the shields with dark edges (Boulenger 1898: 704).
Size: Total length 990 mm.; tail 250 (Boulenger 1898: 704).
Detailed Description: Malnate & Underwood 1988: 102.
|Comment||Synonymy after MALNATE & UNDERWOOD 1988|
|Etymology||Named after Marchese Giacomo Doria (1840-1913), Italian zoologist who collected in Persia (Iran) with de Filippi (1862-1863) and in Borneo with Beccari (1865-1866). He founded the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Turin (1867-1913), and was its first Director.|
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