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Erythrolamprus ocellatus PETERS, 1869

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Tobago False Coralsnake, Tobago False Coral Snake, Red Snake 
SynonymErythrolamprus ocellatus PETERS 1869: 642
Erythrolamprus aesculapii ocellatus — EMSLEY 1966: 129
Erythrolamprus aesculapii ocellatus — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970
Erythrolamprus aesculapii ocellatus — MERTENS 1972
Erythrolamprus ocellatus — MURPHY 1997
Erythrolamprus ocellatus — GRAZZIOTIN et al. 2012
Erythrolamprus ocellatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 282 

Type locality: not given.  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 5059 
CommentNot on Trinidad (Stevland Charles, pers. comm.) 
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  • Boos, H.E.A. 1975. Checklist of Trinidad snakes. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists' Club, Port of Spain, J. 1975: 22-28. - get paper here
  • Boos, H.E.A. 1987. Status and distribution of reptiles and amphibians in Trinidad and Tobago. rev.ed FAO United Nations, New York, & Zool. Soc. of Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain 16 pp.
  • Boos, H.E.A. 2001. The snakes of Trinidad and Tobago. Texas A&M University Press, 270 pp.
  • Boos, J.O. & Quesnel, V.C. 1960. Reptiles of Trinidad and Tobago. Publs. Branch, Ministry of Educ. and Culture, Trinidad 39 pp.
  • Curcio, Felipe Franco; Stefano Scali, and Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues 2015. Taxonomic Status of Erythrolamprus bizona Jan (1863) (Serpentes, Xenodontinae): Assembling a Puzzle with Many Missing Pieces. Herpetological Monographs 29 (1): 40-64 - get paper here
  • Emsley, M.G. 1966. The status of the snake Erythrolamprus ocellatus Peters. Copeia 1966 (1): 128-129 - get paper here
  • Grazziotin, Felipe G.; Hussam Zaher, Robert W. Murphy, Gustavo Scrocchi, Marco A. Benavides, Ya-Ping Zhang and Sandro L. Bonatto 2012. Molecular phylogeny of the New World Dipsadidae (Serpentes: Colubroidea): a reappraisal. Cladistics DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2012.00393.x - get paper here
  • Hedges SB, Powell R, Henderson RW, Hanson S, and Murphy JC 2019. Definition of the Caribbean Islands biogeographic region, with checklist and recommendations for standardized common names of amphibians and reptiles. Caribbean Herpetology 67: 1–53
  • Mertens, R. 1972. Herpetofauna tobagana. Stuttgarter Beitr. zur Naturkunde nr. 252 22 pp. - get paper here
  • Murphy JC, Braswell AL, Charles SP, Auguste RJ, Rivas GA, Borzée A, Lehtinen RM, Jowers MJ 2019. A new species of Erythrolamprus from the oceanic island of Tobago (Squamata, Dipsadidae). ZooKeys 817: 131-157 - get paper here
  • Murphy, J.C. 1997. Amphibians & Reptiles of Trinidad & Tobago. Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida, 304 pp. [book review in Salamandra 36 (2): 142]
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1869. Über neue Säugethiere (Colobus, Rhinolophus, Vesperus) und neue oder weniger bekannte Amphibien (Hemidactylus, Herpetodryas, Spilotes, Elaphis, Lamprophis, Erythrolamprus). Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1868 (December): 637-642 - get paper here
  • Rivas, G. A., Lasso-Alcalá, O. M., Rodríguez-Olarte, D., De Freitas, M., Murphy, J. C., Pizzigalli, C., ... & Jowers, M. J. 2021. Biogeographical patterns of amphibians and reptiles in the northernmost coastal montane complex of South America. Plos one, 16(3): e0246829 - 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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