desmos is Greek for "ligament", gnathos is Greek for "jaw" - This refers to the bundle of ligaments holding the jaw.
plethore is Greek meaning "fullness or full of", odon is Greek for "teeth". Referring to the number of paravomerine and vomerine teeth.
planiceps refers to
Up to 5.5 inches (140 mm) in total length.
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For additional information on this species see: http://www.science.smith.edu/departments/Biology/lkatz/documents/Tilley_Desmog.pdf
Virginia Fish and Wildlife Information Service: Species Booklet
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