Australian Museum Journal Descriptions of three New Papuan snakes

Shortform:
Ogilby, 1891, Rec. Aust. Mus. 1(9): 192–194
Author(s):
Ogilby, J. Douglas
Year published:
1891
Title:
Descriptions of three New Papuan snakes
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
1
Issue:
9
Start page:
192
End page:
194
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.1.1891.1254
Language:
English
Date published:
31 October 1891
Cover date:
31 October 1891
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
23 July 2009
Reference number:
1254
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (79kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (374kb PDF)

Abstract

Hypaspites, gen. nov.

Body very much elongated and compressed; tail of moderate length, rounded, or but slightly compressed anteriorly, prehensile. Head quadrangular, completely shielded, distinct, but not markedly so, from the neck. Snout rather short. Eye of moderate size, the pupil eliptical. Nostril lateral, pierced in a single nasal which is grooved behind. Shields regular, the occipitals increased in number to three pairs; loreal present. Scales smooth, quadrilateral, the vertebral series not dilated.

Hypaspitest dipsadies sp. nov.

Scales on the body anteriorly in thirty, posteriorly in twentythree series; the series bordering the abdominal plates much the largest; abdominal plates three hundred and twenty-seven;