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Sibon carri (SHREVE, 1951)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Carr's Snail Sucker 
SynonymTropidodipsas carri SHREVE 1951
Sibon carri — PETERS 1960
Sibon carri incertae sedis — KOFRON 1985
Sibon carri — WILSON & MEYER 1985: 89
Sibon carri — MARINEROS 2000
Sibon carri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 667 
DistributionGuatemala, Honduras, El Salvador

Type locality: Escuela Agricola Panamericana, near Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 49797, male, collected August 16, 1945, by A. F. Carr, Jr. 
CommentSynonymy partly that of PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970.

Habitat: fully arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Archibald "Archie" Fairly Carr Jr. (1909-1987), a American conservationist who was Professor of Zoology, University of Florida, where he also got the PhD in Zoology. 
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  • Kofron, C.P. 1985. Review of the central American colubrid snakes, Sibon fischeri and S. carri. Copeia 1985 (1): 164-174 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
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  • 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
  • Mertens, R. 1952. Die Amphibien und Reptilien von El Salvador. Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges. (Frankfurt) (No. 487): 120 pp.
  • Meyer, J. R., & WILSON, L. D. 1971. Taxonomic studies and notes on some Honduran amphibians and reptiles. Bull. So. Calif. Acad. Sci., 70: 106-114. - get paper here
  • Peters , J. A. 1960. The snakes of the subfamily Dipsadinae. Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool., Univ. Michigan (114): 224 pp. - get paper here
  • Shreve,B. 1951. A new snake of the genus Tropidodipsas from Honduras. Copeia 1951 (1): 52 - 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
  • 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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