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Trimetopon simile DUNN, 1930

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Dunn's Tropical Ground Snake 
SynonymTrimetopon simile DUNN 1930: 331
Trimetopon simile — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 309
Trimetopon simile — VILLA et al. 1988
Trimetopon simile — SAVAGE 2002savage 2020
Trimetopon simile — WALLACH et al. 2014: 743 
DistributionCosta Rica

Type locality: Reventazon [probably = Siquirres], Costa Rica  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 15263 
CommentSIMILAR SPECIES: Enulius sclateri, Trimetopon pliolepis,Trimetopon gracile, Enulius flavitorques, juvenile Geophis ruthveni, Ninia celata (see comparisons for differences). 
  • Dunn, E. R. 1930. New snakes from Costa Rica and Panamá. Occ. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 5: 329-332.
  • Dunn, Emmett Reid 1937. New or Unnamed Snakes from Costa RicaNew or Unnamed Snakes from Costa Rica. Copeia 1937 (4): 213- 215 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Peters, James A.; Donoso-Barros, Roberto & Orejas-Miranda, Braulio 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part I Snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 347 pp. - get paper here
  • Savage, J. M., & VILLA, J. 1986. An Introduction to the Herpetofauna of Costa Rica. Soc. Stud. Amphib. Rept. Contrib. Herpetol. No. 3, viii + 207 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
  • Villa, J., Wilson, L.D., Johnson, J.D. 1988. Middle American Herpetology - A Bibliographic Checklist. University of Missouri Press, 132 pp [review in Copeia 1989 (3): 802]
  • 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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