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Brief"The distance between the end of the snout and the fore limb contained lg to If times in the distance between axilla and groin. Snout short, obtuse. Lower eyelid with an undivided transparent disk. Nostril pierced in the nasal ; no supranasal ; frontonasal broader than long, forming a suture with the rostral and with the frontal ; latter shield as long as the frontoparietals and interparietal together, in contact with the first and second supraoculars; 4 supraoculars, second largest and touching the supraciliary margin, as sometimes the third does also ; 5 to 7 supraciliaries ; frontoparietals distinct, longer than the interparietal ; parietals forming a suture behind the interparietal ; 3 or 4 pairs of nuchals ; fifth upper labial entering the orbit. Earopening oval, much smaller than the eye-opening, without projecting lobules or granules. 20 or 22 smooth scales round the middle of the body, dorsals largest, laterals smallest. A pair of feebly enlarged pra^anals, not much longer than broad."