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Alsophis antiguae PARKER, 1933

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Alsophiini, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Antiguan racer 
SynonymAlsophis leucomelas antiguae PARKER 1933: 158
Alsophis antiguae — PARKER 1936
Alsophis antiguae — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 565
Alsophis antiguae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 24 
DistributionCaribbean: Antigua, Barbuda

Type locality: Antigua  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.1.4.46-.47 
CommentIllustrations: Lazell, 1967; Henderson, 1990.

Conservation: Possibly extinct.

Alsophis antiguae sajdaki HENDERSON, 1990 has been elevated to full species status. 
  • Daltry, Jennifer C. 2007. An introduction to the herpetofauna of Antigua, Barbuda and Redonda, with some conservation recommendations. Applied Herpetology 4 (2): 97-130. - get paper here
  • Hedges, S. Blair; Arnaud Couloux; Vidal, Nicolas 2009. Molecular phylogeny, classification, and biogeography of West Indian racer snakes of the Tribe Alsophiini (Squamata, Dipsadidae, Xenodontinae). Zootaxa 2067: 1-28 - get paper here
  • Henderson R W. Powell R. Daltry J C. Day M L. 1996. Alsophis antiguae. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (632): 1-3. - get paper here
  • Henderson, R.W. 1990. A new subspecies of Alsophis antiguae (Parker) from Great Bird Island (Antigua), Lesser Antilles. Carib. J. Sci. 25 (3-4): 119-22 [1989]
  • Lazell, J.D., Jr. 1967. Wiederentdeckung von zwei angeblich ausgestorbenen Schlangenarten der westindischen Inseln. Salamandra 3: 91-97 - get paper here
  • Malhotra, A. & Thorpe, R.S. 1999. Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean. MacMillan, London & Oxford
  • Parker, H. W. 1933. Some amphibians and reptiles from the Lesser Antilles. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (10) 11:151-158. - get paper here
  • Parker, H. W. 1936. Some extinct snakes of the West Indies. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(18): 227-233 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • 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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