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Cubophis brooksi (BARBOUR, 1914)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Alsophiini, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Swan Island racer
G: Swan-Schlanknatter 
SynonymAlsophis brooksi BARBOUR 1914
Alsophis cantherigerus brooksi — LANDO & WILLIAMS 1969
Alsophis cantherigerus brooksi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 570
Cubophis cantherigerus brooksi — HEDGES et al. 2009
Cubophis brooksi — MCCRANIE 2011
Cubophis brooksi — SOLIS et al. 2014
Cubophis brooksi — MCCRANIE 2015 
DistributionHonduras: Swan Island: Little Swan Island

Type locality: Little Swan Island, Swan Islands  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 7893 
CommentSynonymy: WALLACH et al. 2014: 201 listed this species as synonym of Cubophis cantherigerus. 
EtymologyEtymology (genus): The generic name refers to its distribution, centered on Cuba and nearby islands. 
  • Barbour, Thomas 1914. A Contribution to the Zoögeography of the West Indies, with Especial Reference to Amphibians and Reptiles. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy 44 (2): 205-359 - 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
  • Lando, R.V. & Williams, E.E. 1969. Notes on the Herpetology of the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Stud. Fauna Curacao and Caribbean Is. 31(116): 159-201. - get paper here
  • McCranie J R 2011. The snakes of Honduras. SSAR, Salt Lake City, 725 pp.
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
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