Sunday, March 27, 2016

Aru Mangrove Snake, Myron karnsi Murphy 2011

Myron richardsonii - Rooij, 1917, 2: 192.

Myron karnsi  Murphy, 2011:231.  Holotype: SMF 19569.Type Locality: Indonesia Aru, Kobroor, Selrutti.

Distribution:  Known only from type locality (Murphy, 2011).


Diagnosis: Melanistic, 21 scale rows at mid-body; seven upper labials;  single preocular,  semi-divided nasal and a black dorsum with narrow yellow cross bands separate this species from other two species of Myron.

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