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Borikenophis variegatus (SCHMIDT, 1926)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Alsophiini, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Mona Racer, Puerto Rican Racer 
SynonymDromicus variegatus SCHMIDT 1926
Alsophis variegatus — GRANT 1932
Alsophis portoricensis variegatus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 574
Borikenophis variegatus — HEDGES et al. 2009
Borikenophis variegatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 109 
DistributionPuerto Rico (Isla Mona, Isla Desecheo?)

Type locality: Isla Mona  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: FMNH 266 
  • Grant, C. 1932. The genus Alsophis in the Puerto Rico area,. J. Dept. Agric. Puerto Rico 16: 149-151
  • Hedges, S. Blair; Arnaud Couloux; Vidal, Nicolas 2009. Molecular phylogeny, classification, and biogeography of West Indian racer snakes of the Tribe Alsophiini (Squamata, Dipsadidae, Xenodontinae). Zootaxa 2067: 1-28 - get paper here
  • KRYSKO, KENNETH L.; DAVID W. STEADMAN, LEROY P. NUÑEZ & DAVID S. LEE 2015. Molecular phylogeny of Caribbean dipsadid (Xenodontinae: Alsophiini) snakes, including identification of the first record from the Cay Sal Bank, The Bahamas. Zootaxa 4028 (3): 441–450 - get paper here
  • Schmidt, K. P. 1926. The amphibians and reptiles of Mona Island, West Indies. Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Ser. Zool. 12:149-163. - get paper here
  • Ukuwela, K.D.B., de Silva, A., Sivaruban, A. et al. 2022. Diversity, distribution, and natural history of the marine snakes of Sri Lanka. Marine Biodiversity 52, 24 (2022) - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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