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How to Identify the 3 species W/ Pics

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Posted by: Z_G_Reptiles at Tue Aug 3 07:39:05 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Z_G_Reptiles ]  
   

If anyone is like me, they do best with visual images to help explain, locate, and identify the different scales so I thought Id post explanations and images showing and explaining the differences between the 3 species.

P. Brongersmai - No Subocular Scales, Labial Scale goes all the way to the eye, Parietal Scales meet with large area at center line on top of head

P. Breitensteini - With small Subocular Scales between the Labial Scale and the eye (however I have been told this doesn't always hold true, but to me majority rules), Parietal Scles meet with large area at center of line on top of head, much like P. Brongersmai

P. Curtis - With small Subocular Scales between the Labial Scale and the eye, Parietal Scales meet at a point, or little contact, at the center line on top of head

Here's a few pictures I did to show
This is a pic of my P. Brongersmai showing the Labial scale going up to the eye.


With Tim Meads permission here is a pic he took and I labeled the subocular scales and the Labial scale showing how the Labial scale does not go up to the eye but is connected to the subocular scales, which P. Brongersmai does not have.


And this third pic, Kelly Haller showed me this drawing that shows the difference between the parietal scales on the P. Breitensteini and P. Curtis.
P. Breitensteini on the Left and P. Curtis on the right


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Zack Greens Reptiles


   

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