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Tropidophis spiritus HEDGES & GARRIDO, 1999

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Higher TaxaTropidophiidae, Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSANCTI SPIRITUS TROPE 
SynonymTropidophis spiritus HEDGES & GARRIDO 1999
Tropidophis spiritus — RODRIGUEZ-SCHETTINO et al. 2013
Tropidophis spiritus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 755 
DistributionC Cuba

Type locality: Canal Zaza, Cacerio Chorrera Brava, Sancti Spíritus Province, Cuba, 21° 47’ 07” N, 79° 21’ 38” W. Map legend:
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Reproductionviviparous. 
TypesHolotype: MNHNCU 4085 
CommentThe name “spiritus” is the Latin name for ghost. It is used here in reference to the province of Central Cuba in which the type specimen was collected. 
References
  • Fong, Ansel G. and Luis F. de Armas. 2011. The easternmost record for Tropidophis spiritus Hedges and Garrido, 1999 (Serpentes: Tropidophiidae) in Cuba. Herpetology Notes 4: 111-112. - get paper here
  • Hedges, S. Blair and Orlando H. Garrido. 1999. A new snake of the genus Tropidophis (Tropidophiidae) from central Cuba. Journal of Herpetology 33 (3): 436-441. - 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
  • 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
  • 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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