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dc.contributor.authorKaiser, Hinrich
dc.contributor.authorKaiser, Christine
dc.contributor.authorMecke, Sven
dc.contributor.authorO’Shea, Mark
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-01T13:37:24Z
dc.date.available2021-10-01T13:37:24Z
dc.date.issued2021-09-02
dc.identifier.citationKaiser, H., Kaiser, C.M., Mecke, S. and O'Shea, M. (2021) A new species of Stegonotus (Serpentes: Colubridae) from the remnant coastal forests of southern Timor-Leste. Zootaxa, 5027(4), 489–514. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5027.4.2en
dc.identifier.issn1175-5326en
dc.identifier.doi10.11646/zootaxa.5027.4.2en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/624386
dc.description.abstractDuring the first amphibian and reptile survey of Timor-Leste, we discovered a population of groundsnakes, genus Stegonotus, in the last remnant of lowland coastal forest along the country's southern coast, which represents a new species. This sexually dimorphic species can be differentiated from all other Wallacean Stegonotus by a combination of 17-17-15 dorsals, ventrals (female 206; males 197-207), paired subcaudals (female 61; males 71-75), the "gull wing +" condition of the rostral, large squared prefrontals that each are 2.5 times the area of the internasals and two-thirds the size of the frontal, a snout-scale ratio of near 0.4 and a frontal-parietal suture ratio of ≤ 1.0, a labial scale formula of 73+4 | 94, five gulars separating the posterior genial and the anteriormost ventral, and an overall brown body coloration that lightens progressively from the vertebral scale row in a dorsal-lateral direction and features color gradients of dark brown posterior edges to lighter brown anterior edges on individual scales. The species is most similar in overall morphology to S. modestus from the central Moluccas and to S. lividus, a species known only from tiny Semau Island that lies off the western end of Timor Island, in close proximity to Kupang, the capital of the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara.en
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMagnolia Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttps://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5027.4.2en
dc.subjectsquamataen
dc.subjectStegonotus lividusen
dc.subjectLesser Sunda Archipelagoen
dc.subjectOuter Banda Arcen
dc.subjectWallaceaen
dc.subjecttaxonomyen
dc.subjectmorphologyen
dc.subjectnew speciesen
dc.titleA new species of Stegonotus (Serpentes: Colubridae) from the remnant coastal forests of southern Timor-Lesteen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1175-5334
dc.identifier.journalZootaxaen
dc.date.updated2021-10-01T13:21:12Z
dc.date.accepted2021-07-20
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW01102021MOen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
dc.source.volume5027
dc.source.issue4
dc.source.beginpage489
dc.source.endpage514
dc.description.versionPublished version
refterms.dateFCD2021-10-01T13:36:22Z
refterms.versionFCDAM


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