Sunday, July 13, 2014

Kebar stout-tailed snake, Calamophis ruuddelangi, Murphy, 2012

Calamophis ruuddelangi Murphy, 2012: 520. Holotype: MNHN 5175. Type locality: Ambuak, West Papua, Indonesia.
Brachyorrhos jobiensis – Peters and Doria, 1878: 371.

Distribution: Known only from the type locality and Kebar Valley, West Papua (BPBM 3850), Indonesia (Murphy 2012).

Diagnosis: A fangless homalopsid. Gracile cylindrical body, relatively short tail (12% of SVL); six upper labials, fifth tallest, three and four shorter, ventrals 143–145, subcaudals 21–23.
Probably aquatic-fossorial. Diet unknown.




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