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Erythrolamprus ocellatus PETERS, 1869

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesTobago False Coral Snake, Red Snake 
SynonymErythrolamprus ocellatus PETERS 1869: 642
Erythrolamprus aesculapii ocellatus — EMSLEY 1966: 129
Erythrolamprus aesculapii ocellatus — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970
Erythrolamprus aesculapii ocellatus — MERTENS 1972
Erythrolamprus ocellatus — MURPHY 1997
Erythrolamprus ocellatus — GRAZZIOTIN et al. 2012
Erythrolamprus ocellatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 282 

Type locality: not given.  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 5059 
CommentNot on Trinidad (Stevland Charles, pers. comm.) 
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  • Curcio, Felipe Franco; Stefano Scali, and Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues 2015. Taxonomic Status of Erythrolamprus bizona Jan (1863) (Serpentes, Xenodontinae): Assembling a Puzzle with Many Missing Pieces. Herpetological Monographs 29 (1): 40-64 - get paper here
  • Emsley, M.G. 1966. The status of the snake Erythrolamprus ocellatus Peters. Copeia 1966 (1): 128-129 - get paper here
  • Grazziotin, Felipe G.; Hussam Zaher, Robert W. Murphy, Gustavo Scrocchi, Marco A. Benavides, Ya-Ping Zhang and Sandro L. Bonatto 2012. Molecular phylogeny of the New World Dipsadidae (Serpentes: Colubroidea): a reappraisal. Cladistics DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2012.00393.x - get paper here
  • Mertens, R. 1972. Herpetofauna tobagana. Stuttgarter Beitr. zur Naturkunde nr. 252 22 pp. - get paper here
  • Murphy JC, Braswell AL, Charles SP, Auguste RJ, Rivas GA, Borzée A, Lehtinen RM, Jowers MJ 2019. A new species of Erythrolamprus from the oceanic island of Tobago (Squamata, Dipsadidae). ZooKeys 817: 131-157 - get paper here
  • Murphy, J.C. 1997. Amphibians & Reptiles of Trinidad & Tobago. Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida, 304 pp.
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1869. Über neue Säugethiere (Colobus, Rhinolophus, Vesperus) und neue oder weniger bekannte Amphibien (Hemidactylus, Herpetodryas, Spilotes, Elaphis, Lamprophis, Erythrolamprus). Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1868 (December): 637-642 - 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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