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Drymobius melanotropis (COPE, 1875)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Black Forest Racer 
SynonymDendrophidium melanotropis COPE 1876: 134
Drymobius melanotropis — STUART 1933: 10
Drymobius melanotropis — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 99
Drymobius melanotropis — VILLA et al. 1988
Drymobius melanotropis — SAVAGE 2002
Drymobius melanotropis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 246 
DistributionHonduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica

Type locality: Costa Rica  
TypesHolotype: USNM 32597, a 1240 mm male (W.M. Gabb). 
  • Cope, E.D. 1875. On the Batrachia and Reptilia of Costa Rica with notes on the herpetology and ichthyology of Nicaragua and Peru. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia N.S. (2) 8: 93-183 [sometimes said to be published 1876 but see Murphy et al. 2007 for clarification]] - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • 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
  • Savage, J.M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Herpetofauna Between Two Continents, Between Two Seas. University of Chicago Press, 934 pp. [review in Copeia 2003 (1): 205]
  • 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
  • Solorzano, A. 2004. Serpientes de Costa Rica - Snakes of Costa Rica. Editorial INBio, Costa Rica, 792 pp.
  • Stuart, L. C. 1933. Studies on Neotropical Colubrinae III. The Taxonomic Status of Certain Neotropical Racers. Copeia 1933 (1): 9-10 - get paper here
  • Sunyer, Javier 2014. An updated checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Nicaragua. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1 (2): 186–202. - 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.
  • Wilson, L.D. 1970. A review of the chloroticus group of the colubrid snake genus Drymobius, with notes on a twin-striped form of D. chloroticus (Cope) from southern México. Journal of Herpetology 4 (3-4): 155-163. - get paper here
  • Wilson, L.D. 1975. Drymobius melanotropis. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles ( 173: 1-2. - get paper here
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