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Alsophis rufiventris (DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL, 1854)

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Higher TaxaDipsadidae, Alsophiini, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSaba Racer, Orange-bellied racer 
SynonymDromicus rufiventris DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 668
Alsophis rufiventris — GARMAN 1887: 282
Dromicus rufiventris — BOULENGER 1894: 124
Alsophis rufiventris - SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 575
Alsophis rufiventris — CROTHER 1999 
DistributionSaba, St. Eustatius, St. Christopher, Nevis, St. Kitts,
Netherlands Antilles

Type locality: “Brasil” (in error). Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesSyntypes: MNHN 3559-60. 
CommentFor illustrations see Henderson and Sajdak, 1986, Baumeister 2000. 
EtymologyEtymology: Named after Latin “rufus” = red and “venter” = belly. 
References
  • Barbour, Thomas 1923. West Indian investigations of 1922 Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (132): 1-9
  • Baumeister, W. 2000. Saba - ein Paradies in der Karibik. DATZ 53 (7): 20-23
  • Boulenger, George A. 1894. Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume II., Containing the Conclusion of the Colubridæ Aglyphæ. British Mus. (Nat. Hist.), London, xi, 382 pp. - get paper here
  • Crother, Brian I. 1999. PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIPS AMONG WEST INDIAN XENODONTINE SNAKES (SERPENTES; COLUBRIDAE) WITH COMMENTS ON THE PHYLOGENY OF SOME MAINLAND XENODONTINES. Contemporary Herpetology 2 - get paper here
  • Duméril, A.M.C., G. BIBRON & A.H.A. DUMÉRIL 1854. Erpétologie générale ou Histoire Naturelle complète des Reptiles. Vol. 7 (partie 1). Paris, xvi + 780 S. - get paper here
  • Garman, S. 1887. On West Indian reptiles in the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Cambridge, Mass. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 24: 278-286. - get paper here
  • Henderson, R.W., and Sajdak, R.A. 1986. West Indian racers: disappearing act or a second chance?. Lore (Milwaukee Public Museum) 36(3):13-18.
  • Maley, A.J.; A.Z. Savit, H.M. Heinz, R. Powell, and R.W. Henderson 2006. Alsophis rufiventris. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 818: 1-4 - get paper here
  • Malhotra, A. & Thorpe, R.S. 1999. Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean. MacMillan, London & Oxford
  • Savit, Aaron Z.; Maley, Abigail J.; Heinz, Heather M.; Henderson, Robert W.; Powell, Robert 2005. Distribution and activity periods of Alsophis rufiventris (Colubridae) on The Quill, St. Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles. Amphibia-Reptilia 26 (3): 418-421 - get paper here
  • Schwartz,A. & Henderson,R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
 
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