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The variations and affinities of the dwarf boas of the genus Ungaliophis. American Museum novitates ; no. 2340

Show simple item record Bogert, Charles M. (Charles Mitchill), 1908-1992. en_US 2005-10-06T16:29:16Z 2005-10-06T16:29:16Z 1968 en_US
dc.description 26 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 24-26). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Relatively small members of the family Boidae known to attain maximum over-all dimensions of 760 mm., with short prehensile tails comprising 0.85 to 0.95 per cent of total length. Trunk and tail slightly compressed, head distinct from neck, spurs restricted to males. Diameter of eye greater than its distance from lip, pupil elliptical. Rostral either wider than high and separated from prefrontal by internasals, or nearly as high as wide and in contact with large, azygous prefrontal. Frontal smaller than prefrontal, bordered on each side by a preocular and a supraocular. Parietals vestigial or indistinguishable from dorsal scales. Two nasals; nostril invariably in anterior nasal. Loreal single; one preocular; two or three postoculars. From eight to 10 supralabials, two or three reaching eye, first two reaching postnasal. Tubercles present on all cephalic shields. Infralabials nine to 11, first pair in broad contact behind a moderately large mental, followed posteriorly by two or three pairs of chin shields. Dorsal scales smooth, except for minute tubercles; midbody scale rows from 19 to 25, with reductions to 17 or 15 at vent. Addition and suppression of scale rows occurring between third and eighth rows anteriorly, by loss of paravertebral rows toward base of tail. Ventrals ranging from 204 to 258; anal plate undivided, from 39 to 46 single subcaudals; tail terminating in blunt spine. Hemipenes relatively long, bilobed; plicae on basal portion, calyces lacking crenate edges on lobes; sulcus spermaticus bifurcating near base (?), each branch of sulcus extending through plicate portion and calyces to terminus of lobe. Premaxilla with an ascending process, without teeth. Maxillary teeth 12 to 15, those at anterior end of bone larger and stouter than those behind them, which are progressively shorter posteriorly; palatine, five to eight; pterygoid teeth, 11 to 15; teeth on dentary, 13 to 15"--P. 23-24. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
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dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2340 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2340, 1968 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ungaliophis en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dwarf boas en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Snakes -- Mexico en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Snakes -- Central America en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Snakes -- Colombia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles -- Mexico en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles -- Central America en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles -- Colombia en_US
dc.title The variations and affinities of the dwarf boas of the genus Ungaliophis. American Museum novitates ; no. 2340 en_US
dc.title.alternative Dwarf boas en_US
dc.type text en_US

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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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