Leptophis stimsoni HARDING, 1995
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Leptophis stimsoni?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Trinidad Upland Parrot Snake, Gray Lora|
|Synonym||Leptophis stimsoni HARDING 1995|
Leptophis stimsoni — BOOS 2001
Leptophis stimsoni — MURPHY et al. 2013
Leptophis stimsoni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 374
Type locality: summit of Mt. Aripo (Cerro del Aripo), Trinidad.
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 19188.8.131.52, a 593 mm male (I.T. Sanderson, 1937)/|
|Comment||This is a very rare species. The first specimen was collected by Sanderson in 1937, and was considered to be L. riveti Despax by Emsley (1977). No other specimens were known until 1987 when two specimens, one from the Arima Valley and another from Cumaca Cave were collected (Murphy 1997; Boos 2001). |
Habitat: partly arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018).
|Etymology||Named after Andrew Francis Stimson (b. 1940), a herpetologist at the Natural History Museum, London.|