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1 December 2003 A NEW SPECIES OF GONGYLOSOMA (SQUAMATA: COLUBRIDAE) FROM PULAU TIOMAN, WEST MALAYSIA
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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.

L. Lee Grismer, Indraneil Das, and Tzi Ming Leong "A NEW SPECIES OF GONGYLOSOMA (SQUAMATA: COLUBRIDAE) FROM PULAU TIOMAN, WEST MALAYSIA," Herpetologica 59(4), 565-572, (1 December 2003). https://doi.org/10.1655/02-38
Accepted: 1 March 2003; Published: 1 December 2003
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