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Mastigodryas bruesi (BARBOUR, 1914)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBarbour's Tropical Racer 
SynonymAlsophis bruesi BARBOUR 1914: 337
Mastigodryas bruesi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 626
Mastigodryas bruesi — MONTIGNELLI & ZAHER 2011
Mastigodryas bruesi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 429 
DistributionSt. Vincent, Grenadines, Grenada (Lesser Antilles)

Type locality: Near St. George's, St. George Parish, Grenada.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MCZ 7792. 
CommentFor illustrations see Stuart, 1941. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Charles Thomas Brues (1879-1955), a zoologist and entomologist. He moved to Harvard (1909), where he was Associate Curator of Insects, at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, and later Professor of Entomology, retiring in 1947. 
References
  • 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Daudin, Jacques; de Silva, Mark. 2007. An annotated checklist of the amphibians and terrestrial reptiles of the Grenadines with notes on their local natural history and conservation. Applied Herpetology 4 (2):163-175 - get paper here
  • Malhotra, A. & Thorpe, R.S. 1999. Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean. MacMillan, London & Oxford
  • Montingelli, Giovanna G. and Hussam Zaher 2011. New Species of Mastigodryas Amaral, 1934 from Brazilian Amazonia and Guyana (Serpentes: Colubridae). Journal of Herpetology 45 (1): 111-119. - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Stuart, L. C. 1941. Studies of Neotropical Colubrinae VIII. A revision of the genus Dryadophis Stuart, 1939. Miscellaneous publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (49): 1-106 - 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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