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Tropidophis celiae HEDGES, ESTRADA & DIAZ, 1999

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Higher TaxaTropidophiidae, Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: CANASI TROPE 
SynonymTropidophis celiae HEDGES, ESTRADA & DIAZ 1999
Tropidophis celiae — RODRIGUEZ-SCHETTINO et al. 2013
Tropidophis celiae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 752 
DistributionW Cuba

Type locality: northern (coastal) side of Loma Canasi, at the mouthof Rio Canasi, Santa Cruz del norte Municipality, La Habana Province, Cuba, 3 m elevation, 23° 08' 37" N, 81° 46' 40" W.  
TypesHolotype: MNHNCU 4474 
EtymologyNamed after Señora Celia Puerta de Estrada, wife of Alberto R. Estrada. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Díaz, L. M. y Cádiz, A. 2020. A new species of Tropidophis (Squamata: Tropidophiidae) and molecular phylogeny of the Cuban radiation of the genus. Novitates Caribaea (16): 1-19; doi: 10.33800/nc.vi16.222 - get paper here
  • Hedges, S. Blair, Alberto R. Estrada and Luis M. Diaz 1999. New snake (Tropidophis) from western Cuba. Copeia 1999 (2): 376-381 - get paper here
  • Hedges, S.B. 2002. Morphological variation and the definition of species in the snake genus Tropidophis (Serpentes, Tropidophiidae). Bull. nat. Hist. Mus. London (Zool.) 68 (2): 83-90 - get paper here
  • López, Javier Torres; Tomás M. Rodríguez-Cabrera, Ruben Marrero Romero, Orlando J. Torres, and Paidel Gutiérrez Macías 2016. Comments on the critically endangered Canasí Trope (Tropidophis celiae, Tropidophiidae): Neonates, ex situ maintenance, and conservation. IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 23 (2): 82–87 - get paper here
  • Rodríguez Schettino, Lourdes, Carlos A. Mancina & Vilma Rivalta González 2013. REPTILES OF CUBA: CHECKLIST AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTIONS. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (144): 1-96 - 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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