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dc.contributor.authorO'Shea, Mark
dc.contributor.authorHerlihy, Brian
dc.contributor.authorPaivu, Blaise
dc.contributor.authorParker, Fred
dc.contributor.authorRichards, Stephen J
dc.contributor.authorKaiser, Hinrich
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-22T09:19:44Z
dc.date.available2018-08-22T09:19:44Z
dc.date.issued2018-06-18
dc.identifier.citationO'Shea, M., Herlihy, B., Paivu, B., Parker, F., Parker, SJ., Kaiser, H. 'Rediscovery of the rare Star Mountains worm-eating Snake, Toxicocalamus ernstmayri O'Shea et al., 2015 (Serpentes: Elapidae: Hydrophiinae) with the description of its coloration in life', Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, 12 (1) pp. 27-34
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621616
dc.description.abstractA series of photographs of the recently described Star Mountains Worm-eating Snake, Toxicocalamus ernstmayri O’Shea et al., 2015, taken at the Ok Tedi Mine in the Star Mountains, North Fly District, Western Province, Papua New Guinea, represents only the second record of this poorly-known species. Toxicocalamus ernstmayri was hitherto only known from its holotype, collected in December 1969 at the village of Wangbin approximately 13.2 km ESE of the photo locality. The Ok Tedi snake was observed and photographed during the day in October 2015 as it moved across a section of active mine workings, before retreating into dense montane rainforest. This series of photographs constitutes the first sighting of this snake in 45 years and the first sighting of a living animal, providing evidence of the species’ continued existence in an area of considerable environmental and demographic changes brought about by human development. These images also provide evidence of its startling coloration in life.
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dc.publisherwww.amphibiand-reptile-conservation.org
dc.relation.urlhttp://amphibian-reptile-conservation.org/issues.html
dc.subjectPapua New Guinea
dc.subjectWestern Province
dc.subjectStar Mountains
dc.subjectReptilia
dc.subjectElapidae
dc.subjectToxicocalamus ernstmayri
dc.titleRediscovery of the rare Star Mountains worm-eating Snake, Toxicocalamus ernstmayri O'Shea et al., 2015 (Serpentes: Elapidae: Hydrophiinae) with the description of its coloration in life
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalAmphibian and Reptile Conservation
dc.date.accepted2018-03-07
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhampton
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW220818MO
rioxxterms.versionAO
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-06-18
dc.source.volume12
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage27
dc.source.endpage34
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-22T09:19:45Z


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