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Drymobius melanotropis (COPE, 1876)

IUCN Red List - Drymobius melanotropis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBlack Forest Racer 
SynonymDendrophidium melanotropis COPE 1876: 134
Drymobius melanotropis - STUART 1933: 10
Drymobius melanotropis — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 99
Drymobius melanotropis - VILLA et al. 1988
Drymobius melanotropis — SAVAGE 2002 
DistributionHonduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica

Type locality: Costa Rica 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.
 
TypesHolotype: USNM 32597, a 1240 mm male (W.M. Gabb). 
Comment 
References
  • Cope, E.D. 1876. On the Batrachia and Reptilia of Costa Rica with notes on the herpetology and ichthyology of Nicaragua and Peru. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia N.S. (2) 8: 93-183 [1875] - get paper here
  • McCranie J R 2011. The snakes of Honduras. SSAR, Salt Lake City, 725 pp.
  • Savage, J.M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Herpetofauna Between Two Continents, Between Two Seas. University of Chicago Press, 934 pp. [review in Copeia 2003 (1): 205]
  • Stuart, L. C. 1933. Studies on Neotropical Colubrinae III. The Taxonomic Status of Certain Neotropical Racers. Copeia 1933: 9-10 - get paper here
  • Wilson, L.D. 1970. A review of the chloroticus group of the colubrid snake genus Drymobius, with notes on a twin-striped form of D. chloroticus (Cope) from southern México. Journal of Herpetology 4: 155-163. - get paper here
  • Wilson, L.D. 1975. Drymobius melanotropis. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles ( 173: 1-2. - get paper here
 
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