Abstract

Hypaspites, gen. nov.

Body very much elongated and compressed; tail of moderate length, rounded, or but slightly compressed anteriorly, prehensile. Head quadrangular, completely shielded, distinct, but not markedly so, from the neck. Snout rather short. Eye of moderate size, the pupil eliptical. Nostril lateral, pierced in a single nasal which is grooved behind. Shields regular, the occipitals increased in number to three pairs; loreal present. Scales smooth, quadrilateral, the vertebral series not dilated.

Hypaspitest dipsadies sp. nov.

Scales on the body anteriorly in thirty, posteriorly in twentythree series; the series bordering the abdominal plates much the largest; abdominal plates three hundred and twenty-seven;

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Ogilby, 1891, Rec. Aust. Mus. 1(9): 192–194
Author
J. Douglas Ogilby
Year
1891
Title
Descriptions of three New Papuan snakes
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
1
Issue
9
Start Page
192
End Page
194
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.1.1891.1254
Language
English
Date Published
31 October 1891
Cover Date
31 October 1891
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
23 July 2009
Reference Number
1254
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