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Leptophis stimsoni HARDING, 1995

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGray Lora 
SynonymLeptophis stimsoni HARDING 1995
Leptophis stimsoni — BOOS 2001
Leptophis stimsoni — MURPHY et al. 2013
Leptophis stimsoni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 374 
DistributionTrinidad

Type locality: summit of Mt. Aripo (Cerro del Aripo), Trinidad. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1940.3.11.84, a 593 mm male (I.T. Sanderson, 1937)/ 
CommentThis is a very rare species. The first specimen was collected by Sanderson in 1937, and was considered to be L. riveti Despax by Emsley (1977). No other specimens were known until 1987 when two specimens, one from the Arima Valley and another from Cumaca Cave were collected (Murphy 1997; Boos 2001). 
References
  • Boos, H.E.A. 2001. The snakes of Trinidad and Tobago. Texas A&M University Press, 270 pp.
  • Harding, K.A. 1995. A new species of tree snake of the genus Leptophis Bell 1825 from Mount Aripo, Trinidad. Tropical Zoology 8 (2): 221-226. - get paper here
  • MURPHY, JOHN C.; STEVLAND P. CHARLES, RICHARD M. LEHTINEN & KRISTA L. KOELLER 2013. A molecular and morphological characterization of Oliver’s parrot snake, Leptophis coeruleodorsus (Squamata: Serpentes: Colubridae) with the description of a new species from Tobago. Zootaxa 3718 (6): 561–574 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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