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Dipsas trinitatis PARKER, 1926

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Trinidad Snail-eater 
SynonymDipsas trinitatis PARKER 1926: 206
Dipsas variegata trinitatis — PETERS 1960: 139
Dipsas variegata trinitatis — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 91
Dipsas variegata trinitatis — BOOS 2001
Dipsas trinitatis — HARVEY 2008
Dipsas trinitatis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 235
Dipsas trinitatus — RIVAS et al. 2021 (in error) 

Type locality: "Trinity HilI Reserve, Trinidad, British West Indies."  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1926.5.1.1, male 
CommentHabitat: fully arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
  • Boos, H.E.A. 2001. The snakes of Trinidad and Tobago. Texas A&M University Press, 270 pp.
  • Harrington, Sean M; Jordyn M de Haan, Lindsey Shapiro, Sara Ruane 2018. Habits and characteristics of arboreal snakes worldwide: arboreality constrains body size but does not affect lineage diversification. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 125 (1): 61–71 - get paper here
  • Harvey, Michael B. 2008. New and Poorly Known Dipsas (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Northern South America. Herpetologica 64 (4): 422-451 - get paper here
  • Hedges SB, Powell R, Henderson RW, Hanson S, and Murphy JC 2019. Definition of the Caribbean Islands biogeographic region, with checklist and recommendations for standardized common names of amphibians and reptiles. Caribbean Herpetology 67: 1–53
  • Murphy, John C.; J. Roger Downie, Joanna M. Smith, Suzanne M. Livingstone, Ryan S. Mohammed, Richard M. Lehtinen, Meredith Eyre, Jo-Anne Nina Dewlal, Nigel Noriega, Gary S. Casper, Tom Anton, Mike G. Rutherford, Alvin L. Braswell, and Michael J. Jowe 2018. A Field Guide to the Amphibians & Reptiles of Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club - get paper here
  • Murphy, John C.; John C. Weber, Michael J. Jowers, and Robert C. Jadin 2023. Two Islands, Two Origins: The Snakes of Trinidad and Tobago. In: Lillywhite & Martins, eds., Islands and snakes, vol. II. Oxford University Press, p. 81 ff - get paper here
  • Parker, H. W. 1926. A new snake from Trinidad. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (9) 18: 205-207 - get paper here
  • Peters , J. A. 1960. The snakes of the subfamily Dipsadinae. Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool., Univ. Michigan (114): 224 pp. - get paper here
  • Peters, James A.; Donoso-Barros, Roberto & Orejas-Miranda, Braulio 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part I Snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 347 pp. - get paper here
  • Rivas, G. A., Lasso-Alcalá, O. M., Rodríguez-Olarte, D., De Freitas, M., Murphy, J. C., Pizzigalli, C., ... & Jowers, M. J. 2021. Biogeographical patterns of amphibians and reptiles in the northernmost coastal montane complex of South America. Plos one, 16(3): e0246829 - 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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