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Oxybelis wilsoni VILLA & MCCRANIE, 1995

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymOxybelis wilsoni VILLA & MCCRANIE 1995
Oxybelis wilsoni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 516 
DistributionHonduras (Isla de Roatan)

Type locality: Isla de Roatan, Islas de la Bahía, Honduras.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 318010 
CommentOxybelis wilsoni differs from all species of Oxybelis in its tan to golden yellow coloration, in having a higher number of subcaudals as well as in other details of color and scutellation. The species is closely related to O. fulgidus and is thought to be derived from a fulgidus-like ancestor (i.e., is the sister species to fulgidus) 
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  • Groves, J.D. 1995. Reproduction and feeding behavior of Oxybelis wilsoni, a new species of vine snake (Squamata: Serpentes). Revista de Biologia Tropical 43 (1): 307 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • McCranie J R 2011. The snakes of Honduras. SSAR, Salt Lake City, 725 pp.
  • McCranie, James R. 1999. Notes on the type series of Oxybelis wilsoni Villa and McCranie. Herpetological Review 30 (1): 11-12 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
  • Villa, J.D. & McCranie, J.R. 1995. Oxybeltis wilsoni, a new species of vine from Isla de Roatan, Honduras (Serpentes: Colubridae). Revista de Biologia Tropical 43 (1-3): 297-305. - 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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