from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Situated behind the eyes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Same as postorbital.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lying behind the eye (on the surface of the body of any animal); running back from the eye, as a streak of color; postorbital.
  • In entomology, situated behind or beneath the compound eyes.
  • n. Same as postocular shield.


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  • The new species is distinguished from all congeners by having a melanistic color pattern, with head and dorsum of the body mostly dark-brown to black; absence of postocular stripe; venter grayish-brown, with dark rounded blotches outlining two lateral stripes which become gradually paler towards the posterior region of the belly, disappearing after midbody.

    Archive 2008-02-01


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