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Trimetopon viquezi DUNN, 1937

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Viquez's Tropical Ground Snake 
SynonymTrimetopon viquezi DUNN 1937
Trimetopon viquezi — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 309
Trimetopon viquezi — SAVAGE 2002: 639
Trimetopon viquezi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 744 
DistributionCosta Rica

Type locality: Siquirres, Costa Rica.  
TypesHolotype: lost (fide Savage 2002), ERD (fide Wallach et al. 2014, formerly MNCR), “A male, sent me by the Museo Nacional de Costa Rica, collected by Dr. C. Viquez.” (fide DUNN 1937) 
EtymologyNamed after the collector of the type, Dr. C. Viquez. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Dunn, Emmett Reid 1937. New or Unnamed Snakes from Costa RicaNew or Unnamed Snakes from Costa Rica. Copeia 1937 (4): 213- 215 - get paper here
  • Peters, James A.; Donoso-Barros, Roberto & Orejas-Miranda, Braulio 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part I Snakes. Part II Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 347 pp. - get paper here
  • Savage, J. M., & VILLA, J. 1986. An Introduction to the Herpetofauna of Costa Rica. Soc. Stud. Amphib. Rept. Contrib. Herpetol. No. 3, viii + 207 pp.
  • 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]
  • Solorzano, A. 2004. Serpientes de Costa Rica - Snakes of Costa Rica. Editorial INBio, Costa Rica, 792 pp.
  • Taylor,E.H. 1951. A brief review ot the snakes of Costa Rica. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 34 (1): 3-188 - 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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