Sunday, March 8, 2015

[Herpetology • 2015] Pareas vindumi • A New Montane Species of the Genus Pareas Wagler, 1830 (Squamata: Pareatidae) from Northern Myanmar




Abstract
A new species of the genus Pareas is described from northern Myanmar. It differs from all other known species of the genus by coloration, which is mainly uniform, and its size (one of the largest species in the genus). Furthermore it is characterized by a low number of supralabials (six), a loreal that touches the orbit, presence of a presubocular and absence of a preocular. The new species was found at an elevation of 1890 m a.s.l. and is regarded as an inhabitant of high elevation mountainous areas.

Keywords: Asia, Colubroidea, Oriental region, Pareas vindumi sp. nov., taxonomy


  Gernot Vogel. 2015. A New Montane Species of the Genus Pareas Wagler, 1830 (Squamata: Pareatidae) from Northern Myanmar. TAPROBANICA. 7(1); 1–7. DOI: 10.4038/tapro.v7i1.7501

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