A New Species Of Gongylosoma (Squamata: Colubridae) From Pulau Tioman, West Malaysia

Das, Indraneil and Grismer, L. Lee and Tzi, Ming Leong (2003) A New Species Of Gongylosoma (Squamata: Colubridae) From Pulau Tioman, West Malaysia. Herpetologica, 59 (4). pp. 567-574. ISSN 1938-5099

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A new species of Gongylosoma is described from Pulau Tioman, a small island 38 km off the southeast coast of Pahang, West Malaysia, in the South China Sea. This species differs from all other Gongylosoma in having a single, enlarged, posterior temporal; chinshields of equal size; and a thin nuchal band that contacts a vestigial vertebral stripe. The new species forms a clade with G. nicobariense from the Nicobar Islands and G. longicauda from Borneo, Java, and Sumatra and is the sister species of the latter.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biogeography; Gongylosoma; Liopeltis; Malaysia; Pulau Tioman, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 15 May 2019 07:39
Last Modified: 15 May 2019 07:39
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/24896

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