Reptilia and Batrachia Volume 1

Reptilia and Batrachia Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...or with one or two vertical ridges. Distribution. Southern India. Synopsis of the Upecies. A. Length of frontal equal to its distance from end of snout. a. Suture between ocular aud frontal more than one third length of latter shield M. wynademe, p. 272. b. Suture between ocular and frontal less than one third length of latter shield M. punctatuin, p. 273. 15. Length of frontal exceeds its distance from end of snout i suture between ocular and frontal less than one third length of latter shield.. M. bilineatum, p. 273. 325. Melanophidium wynadense. Plectrurus wynandensis, Beddome, P. Z. S. 1863, p. 228. Melanophidium wynandense, Giinth. Rept. B. 1. p. 104, pi. xvii, fig. I; Theob. Cat. p. 138; Beddome, A. M. X. H. (b) xvii, 1880, p. 30. Snout rounded; rostral small, just visible from above; frontal as long as its distance from the end of the snout; suture between the ocular and the frontal more than one Ihird the length of the latter shield. Eye very small. Diameter of body 44 to 48 times in the total length. 15 scales round the middle of the body, 17 or 19 behind the head. Ventrals rather more than twice the size of the contiguous scales, 170-185; subcaudals 10-15. Black, beautifully iridescent, uniform or with large yellow spots on the belly. Total length 18 inches. Hab. Near Manantoddy, Wynaad, 3000-5000 feet. 326. Melanophidium punctatum. Melauophidium punctatum, BeHome, Madras Journ. Med. Sc. 1871; Gunth. P. Z. S. 1875, p. 230, pi. xxxii, fig. B; Theob. Cat. p. 130; Beddome, A. M. N. H. (5) xvii, 1886, p. 31. Snout rounded; rostral small, just visible from above; frontal as long as its distance from the end of the snout; suture between the ocular and the frontal less than one third the length of the latter shield. Eye very small....show more

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