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Rafe Brown, curator of herpetology at the Natural History Museum, holds the holotype of Myersophis alpestris, which is the first collected specimen of an adult snake Edward Taylor found in the Philippines in the 1920s. The specimen was lost in the 1960s. Thirty years later, the specimen was found in a group that had been on top of Taylor's desk and it is now back in KU's collection.

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