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Arrhyton taeniatum GÜNTHER, 1858

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Alsophiini, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGünther's Island Racer 
SynonymArrhyton taeniatum GÜNTHER 1858: 244
Arrhyton taeniatum — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 589
Arrhyton taeniatum — CROTHER 1999
Arrhyton taeniatum — ZAHER et al. 2009
Arrhyton taeniatum — WALLACH et al. 2014: 56 
DistributionCuba, Isla de la Juventud

Type locality: Cuba. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.21.48. 
CommentFor illustrations see Barbour and Ramsden, 1919; Grant, Smith, and Dalmau, 1959; Schwartz, 1965; Schwartz and Garrido, 1981.

A. taeniatum is the only species in Cuba that lacks a loreal.

Type species: Arrhyton taeniatum is the type species of the genus Arrhyton GÜNTHER 1858. 
References
  • Amaro-Valdés, Seriocha and Ernesto Morell-Savall 2017. First notes on reproduction of Cuban snakes in the endemic genus Arrhyton Günther 1858 (Squamata: Dipsadidae). IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 24 (1): 47–50 - get paper here
  • Barbour, T. and C. T. Ramsden. 1919. The herpetology of Cuba. Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., Harvard Coll. 47: 69-213. - 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
  • González, Adonis and Manuel Iturriaga. 2014. Geographical Distribution: Arrhyton taeniatum. Herpetological Review 45 (4): 663
  • Grant, C.,Smith, H.M., and (Alayo) Dalmau, P. 1959. The status of snakes of the genus Arrhyton in Cuba. Herpetologica 15 (3): 129-33. - get paper here
  • Günther, A. 1858. Catalogue of Colubrine snakes of the British Museum. London, I - XVI, 1 - 281
  • Maglio, Vincent J. 1970. West Indian Xenodontine colubrid snakes: Their probable origin, phylogeny, and zoogeography. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 141 (1): 1-54 - get paper here
  • Rodríguez Schettino, Lourdes, Carlos A. Mancina & Vilma Rivalta González 2013. REPTILES OF CUBA: CHECKLIST AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTIONS. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (144): 1-96 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. 1965. A review of the colubrid snake genus Arrhyton with a description of a new subspecies from southern Oriente Province, Cuba. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 78: 99-113. - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Schwartz, A. and O. H. Garrido. 1981. A review of the Cuban members of the genus Arrhyton (Reptilia, Serpentes, Colubridae). Annals of the Carnegie Museum 50: 207-230.
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Zaher, Hussam; Grazziotin, Felipe Gobbi; Cadle, John E.; Murphy, Robert W.; Moura-Leite, Julio Cesar de; Bonatto, Sandro L 2009. Molecular phylogeny of advanced snakes (Serpentes, Caenophidia) with an emphasis on South American Xenodontines: a revised classification and descriptions of new taxa. Pap. Avulsos Zool. (São Paulo) 49 (11): 115-153 - get paper here
 
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