The validity of Dibamus nicobaricum (Fitzinger in Steindachner, 1867)(Squamata: Sauria: Dibamidae)

Das, I. (1996) The validity of Dibamus nicobaricum (Fitzinger in Steindachner, 1867)(Squamata: Sauria: Dibamidae). Russian Journal of Herpetology, 3 (2). pp. 157-162. ISSN 1026-2296

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Fitzinger’s in Steindachner, 1867 Rhinophidion nicobaricum is shown to be a valid species of the genus Dibamus and redescribed based on material from Great Nicobar and Camorta, Nicobar Islands, India. Dibamus nicobaricum differs from congeners from continental and insular regions of south-east Asia in possessing the following characteristics: lanceolate infralabials; a single postocular; elongated head; complete rostral sutures; 23 – 25 midbody scale rows; 192 – 253 ventrals; 31 – 38 subcaudals; tail short (tail length as percentage of snout-vent length 8.73 – 18.27), and small body size (SVL of the largest example, a female, 134.7 mm).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rhinophidion nicobaricum, Dibamus nicobaricum, Dibamidae, nomenclature, systematics, Nicobar Islands, India, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 03 May 2016 02:20
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2019 00:48

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