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Tropidophis fuscus HEDGES & GARRIDO, 1992

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Higher TaxaTropidophiidae, Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
SynonymTropidophis fuscus HEDGES & GARRIDO 1992: 820
Tropidophis fuscus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 218
Tropidophis fuscus — RODRIGUEZ-SCHETTINO et al. 2013
Tropidophis fuscus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 753 
DistributionCuba (Holguin, Guantánamo)

Type locality: "Minas Amores (21.7 kin NW, 7.7 kin SE Baracoa, by road), Guantánamo Province, Cuba, [elevation] 76 m"  
TypesHolotype: MNHNCU 2705 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “fuscus”, meaning dark or dusky, in allusion to the dark dorsal coloration of this species. 
  • 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. B. and O. H. Garrido. 1992. A new species of Tropidophis from Cuba (Serpentes: Tropidophiidae). Copeia 1992 (4): 820-825 - 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
  • Iturriaga, Manuel and Marco A. Olcha. 2015. Geographic Distribution: Tropidophis fuscus. Herpetological Review 46 (3): 387 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • 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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