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Cubophis brooksi (BARBOUR, 1914)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Alsophiini, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Swan Island racer
G: Swan-Schlanknatter 
SynonymAlsophis brooksi BARBOUR 1914: 333
Alsophis cantherigerus brooksi — LANDO & WILLIAMS 1969
Alsophis cantherigerus brooksi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 570
Cubophis cantherigerus brooksi — HEDGES et al. 2009
Cubophis brooksi — MCCRANIE 2011
Cubophis brooksi — SOLIS et al. 2014
Cubophis brooksi — MCCRANIE 2015 
DistributionHonduras: Swan Island: Little Swan Island

Type locality: Little Swan Island, Swan Islands  
TypesSyntypes: MCZ 7893 (2 specimens) 
CommentSynonymy: WALLACH et al. 2014: 201 listed this species as synonym of Cubophis cantherigerus. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. William A. Brooks, President of the Swan Island Commerical Company who aided Mr. Nelson throughout his trip.

Etymology (genus): The generic name refers to its distribution, centered on Cuba and nearby islands. 
  • Barbour, Thomas 1914. A Contribution to the Zoögeography of the West Indies, with Especial Reference to Amphibians and Reptiles. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy 44 (2): 205-359 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Lando, R.V. & Williams, E.E. 1969. Notes on the Herpetology of the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Stud. Fauna Curacao and Caribbean Is. 31(116): 159-201. - get paper here
  • McCranie J R 2011. The snakes of Honduras. SSAR, Salt Lake City, 725 pp.
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
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