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Uromacer oxyrhynchus DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL, 1854

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Alsophiini, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesPointed Snake 
SynonymUromacer oxyrhynchus DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 722
Ahaetulla oxyrhyncha — GÜNTHER 1858: 154
Leptophis oxyrhynchus — COPE 1879: 261
Uromacer oxyrhynchus — GARMAN 1887: 284
Uromacer oxyrhynchus — FISCHER 1888: 41
Uromacer oxyrhynchus — BOULENGER 1894: 116
Uromacer oxyrhynchus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 664
Uromacer oxyrhynchus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 778 
DistributionHispaniola (Haiti, Dominican Republic), Ile de la Tortue, Isla Saona,
Isla Catalina

Type locality: see comment.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN 8672. 
CommentTerra typica: "Senegal" (in error).

Type species: Uromacer oxyrhynchus DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1854 is the type species of the genus Uromacer DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1854.

Note that the subtribe Uromacerina is named after the Genus Uromacer and should not be confused with Uromacerina, a genus of xenodontine snake that occurs in South America. 
  • Boulenger, George A. 1894. Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume II., Containing the Conclusion of the Colubridæ Aglyphæ. British Mus. (Nat. Hist.), London, xi, 382 pp. - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1879. Eleventh contribution to the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 18: 261-277. - get paper here
  • Duméril, A.M.C., G. BIBRON & A.H.A. DUMÉRIL 1854. Erpétologie générale ou Histoire Naturelle complète des Reptiles. Vol. 7 (partie 1). Paris, xvi + 780 S. - get paper here
  • Fischer, J.G. 1888. Über eine Kollektion Reptilien und Amphibien von Hayti. Jahrb. Hamburg. Wiss. Anst. 5: 23-45. - 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
  • Henderson, R. W.;Binder, M. H.; Sajdak, R. A. 1981. Ecological relationships of the tree snakes Uromacer catesbyi and U. oxyrhynchus (Colubridae) on Isla Saona, Republica Dominicana. Amphibia-Reptilia 2: 153-163 - 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 R. W. Henderson 1984. Uromacer oxyrhynchus. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (358. - 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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