Jampea Island pipe snake

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Jampea Island pipe snake
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Cylindrophiidae
Genus: Cylindrophis
Species: C. isolepis
Binomial name
Cylindrophis isolepis
Boulenger, 1896

The Jampea Island pipe snake, Cylindrophis isolepis, is a species of snake in the Cylindrophiidae family endemic to Tanah Jampea, Indonesia.[1][2] The specific epithet, isolepis, meaning "equal scale", refers to the fact that in this species, the ventral scales are the same as the dorsal scales.

Description[edit]

Dorsally, it is black, and each scale has a fine whitish edge. Ventrally, two alternating series of large white blotches are found. The lower surface of the tail is orange.

It has six upper labials, with the third and fourth entering the eye, and no enlarged ventrals; 22 rows of scales occur around the body, with five subcaudals.

The type specimen measures 43 cm (17 in) in total length.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cylindrophis at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 17 August 2007.
  2. ^ "Cylindrophis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 17 August 2007. 
  3. ^ Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Descriptions of new reptiles and batrachians obtained by Mr. Alfred Everett in Celebes and Jampea. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 6, vol. 18, pp. 62-64.