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Tropidophis maculatus (BIBRON, 1840)

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Higher TaxaTropidophiidae, Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSpotted Dwarf Boa 
SynonymLeionotus maculatus BIBRON 1840: 127
Tropidophis maculatus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1844: 495
T[ropidophis]. distinctus JAN 1863
T[ropidophis]. distinctus - JAN & SORDELLI 1864
Ungalia dipsadina COPE 1868: 96
Ungualia maculata — GARMAN 1887: 278 (unjustified emendation)
Ungalia maculata — BOULENGER 1893: 112
Tropidophis maculatus maculatus — BAILEY 1937
Tropidophis maculatus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 637
Tropidophis maculatus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 219
Tropidophis maculatus — RODRIGUEZ-SCHETTINO et al. 2013
Tropidophis maculatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 754 
DistributionW Cuba, Isla de la Juventud, Jamaica (BARBOUR 1910: 299).

Type locality: Cuba. Map legend:
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Reproductionviviparous. 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 7184.
Holotype: ANSP 10270 [Ungalia dipsadina] 
CommentFor illustrations see Schwartz and Marsh, 1960; Petzold, 1969.

Max. SVL 327 mm (males) and 347 mm (females). 
References
  • Bailey, J. R. 1937. A review of some recent Tropidophis material. Proc. New England Zool. Club 16: 41-52.
  • Barbour, T. 1910. Notes on the herpetology of Jamaica. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 52: 273—301 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Burger, R.M. 2004. Dwarf boas of the Caribbean. Reptilia (GB) (35): 43-47 - get paper here
  • Cocteau, J.-T. and G. Bibron 1838. Reptiles, in R. de la Sagra. Historia Física, Política y Natural de la Isla de Cuba, Tomo IV. Arthus Bertrand, Paris, 142 pp. [1838-1843 - index on page 143] - get paper here
  • Dominguez, Michel; Moreno, Luis V. 2006. Tropidophis maculatus (NCN). Size record. Herpetological Review 37 (3): 355-356. - get paper here
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1844. Erpetologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complete des Reptiles. Vol.6. Libr. Encyclopédique Roret, Paris, 609 pp. - get paper here
  • Garman, S. 1887. On West Indian reptiles in the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Cambridge, Mass. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 24: 278-286. - get paper here
  • Geißler, L. 2005. Exkursionen im Westen Kubas. Reptilia (Münster) 10 (56): 42-49 - get paper here
  • Hedges, S. B. and O. H. Garrido. 1992. A new species of Tropidophis from Cuba (Serpentes: Tropidophiidae). Copeia 1992 (4): 820-825 - get paper here
  • Hedges, S. Blair, Alberto R. Estrada and Luis M. Diaz 1999. New snake (Tropidophis) from western Cuba. Copeia 1999 (2): 376-381 - get paper here
  • Hedges, S.B. 2002. Morphological variation and the definition of species in the snake genus Tropidophis (Serpentes, Tropidophiidae). Bull. nat. Hist. Mus. London (Zool.) 68 (2): 83-90 - get paper here
  • Jan, G. 1864. Iconographie générale des ophidiens. 5. Livraison. J.B. Bailière et Fils, Paris - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Petzold, H.G. 1969. Zur Haltung and Fortpflanzungsbiologieeiniger kubanischer Schlangen im Tierpark Berlin. Salamandra 5:124-40 - get paper here
  • Rodríguez Schettino, Lourdes, Carlos A. Mancina & Vilma Rivalta González 2013. REPTILES OF CUBA: CHECKLIST AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTIONS. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (144): 1-96 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Schwartz, A.and Marsh, R.J. 1960. A review of the pardalis-maculatus complex of the boid genus Tropidophis of the West Indies. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 123 (2):49-84. - get paper here
  • Torres, Javier and Carlos A. Martínez-Muñoz. 2014. Tropidophis maculatus maximum size. Herpetological Review 45 (2): 345
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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