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Trimetopon gracile (GÜNTHER, 1872)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGünther's Tropical Ground Snake 
SynonymAblabes gracilis GÜNTHER 1872: 18
Trimetopon gracile — COPE 1885: 177
Trimetopon gracile — VILLA et al. 1988
Trimetopon gracile — SAVAGE 2002
Trimetopon gracile — WALLACH et al. 2014: 743 
DistributionCosta Rica

Type locality: Cartago, Costa Rica  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 71-11-22, 19-20 
CommentType species: Ablabes gracilis GÜNTHER 1872: 18 is the type species of the genus Trimetopon COPE 1885. 
References
  • Cope, E.D. 1885. Twelfth contribution to the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 22: 167-194 [1884] - get paper here
  • Günther,A. 1872. Seventh account of new species of snakes in the collection of the British Museum. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (4) 9: 13-37 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Savage, J.M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Herpetofauna Between Two Continents, Between Two Seas. University of Chicago Press, 934 pp. [review in Copeia 2003 (1): 205]
  • Solorzano, A. 2004. Serpientes de Costa Rica - Snakes of Costa Rica. Editorial INBio, Costa Rica, 792 pp.
  • Taylor,E.H. 1951. A brief review ot the snakes of Costa Rica. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 34 (1): 3-188 - 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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