Sunday, July 13, 2014

Palau bockadam, Cerberus dunsoni Murphy, Voris and Karns, 2012


Cerberus rynchops: Gyi, 1970: 159.
Cerberus dunsoni Murphy, Voris and Karns, 2012b: 11. Holotype: AMNH 116021. Type Locality: Arakabesang (formerly Ngerekebesang) Island.

Distribution: Palau Islands, Micronesia (Murphy et al., 2012b).

Diagnosis:  Dorsal scales in 23 rows at mid-body, upper labials 1–4 contact loreal; plate-like scales on crown rounded, juxtaposed, appear thickened compared to scales of other Cerberus species, ninth upper labial horizontally divided, ventral surface uniform black.


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