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Tropidophis pardalis (GUNDLACH, 1840)

IUCN Red List - Tropidophis pardalis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaTropidophiidae, Henophidia, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesLeopard Dwarf Boa 
SynonymBoa pardalis GUNDLACH 1840: 359
Ungalia pardalis — BOULENGER 1893: 113
Ungualia [sic] pardalis — BARBOUR 1904: 59
Tropidophis pardalis pardalis — BRONGERSMA 1951
Tropidophis pardalis — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 640
Tropidophis pardalis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 221
Tropidophis pardalis — MATTISON 2007: 94 
DistributionCuba, Archipelago de Sabana-Camaguey, Isla de la Juventud

Type locality: Cuba. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: Unlocated. 
CommentFor illustrations see Schwartz and Marsh, 1960; Petzold, 1969; Schwartz and Henderson, 1985; Mehrtens, 1987.

Size: Max. SVL 264 mm (males), 287 mm (females).

Reproduction: viviparous. 
References
  • Barbour, T. 1904. Batrachia and Reptilia from the Bahamas. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 46: 55—61 - 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
  • Brongersma, L.D. 1951. Some notes upon the anatomy of Tropidophis and Trachyboa (Serpentes). Zoologische Mededelingen 31: 107-124 - get paper here
  • Dominguez, Michel; Moreno, Luis V. 2006. Tropidophis pardalis (NCN). Size record. Herpetological Review 37 (3): 356 - get paper here
  • Domínguez, Michel; Moreno, Luis V.; Hedges, S. Blair 2006. A new snake of the genus Tropidophis (Tropidophiidae) from the Guanahacabibes Peninsula of Western Cuba. Amphibia-Reptilia 27 (3): 427-432 - get paper here
  • Estrada, A.R. 1998. Anfibios y Reptiles Encontrados Durante 1988 y 1989 en Cayo Paredón Grande, Archipiélago de Sabana-Camagüey, Cuba. Carib. J. Sci. 34 (1-2): 106-112
  • Gower, D.; Garrett, K. & Stafford, P. 2012. Snakes. Firefly Books, Buffalo, NY,<br />144 p..
  • Gundlach, [J.]. 1840. Ueber zwei von mir gesammelte Boen von Cuba. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 6 (1): 359-361. - get paper here
  • Hecht, Max K.;Walters, Vladimir;Ramm, Gordon 1955. Observations on the natural history of the Bahaman pygmy boa, Tropidophis pardalis, with notes on autohemorrhage. Copeia 1955 (3): 249-251 - 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.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
  • Mattison, Chris 2007. The New Encyclopedia of Snakes. Princeton University Press
  • McDiarmid,R.W.; Campbell,J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Mehrtens, J.M. 1987. Living snakes of the world in color. Sterling Publ. Co., hic., New York, NY: 480 pp.
  • Petzold, H.G. 1969. Zur Haltung and Fortpflanzungsbiologieeiniger kubanischer Schlangen im Tierpark Berlin. Salamandra 5:124-40.
  • Rodríguez Schettino, Lourdes, Carlos A. Mancina & Vilma Rivalta González 2013. REPTILES OF CUBA: CHECKLIST AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTIONS. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (144): 1-96
  • Schwartz, A. and Henderson, R.W. 1985. A guide to the identification of the amphibians and reptiles of the West Indies exclusive of Hispaniola. Milwaukee Public Mus., 165 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
  • Schwartz,A. & Henderson,R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
 
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