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The Sulawesi Black Racer, Coluber (Ptyas) dipsas, and a Remarkable Ectoparasitic Aggregation

  title={The Sulawesi Black Racer, Coluber (Ptyas) dipsas, and a Remarkable Ectoparasitic Aggregation},
  author={James. Lazell and James E. Keirans and G. Allan Samuelson},
Twelve specimens of the Sulawesi black racer, Coluber (Ptyas) dipsas, have been reported in the literature; none of these is from American collections. Morphology and relationships of the snake, based on a fresh specimen, are discussed. Thirteen ticks of two species, Amblyomma cordiferum and A. helvolum (Ixodidae), and the beetle Aplosonyx nigripennis (Chrysome­ lidae) were recovered from an old wound site on a 1465-mm female Coluber dipsas from Minahasa, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia. Both tick… 

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