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Tropidophis galacelidus SCHWARTZ & GARRIDO, 1975

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Higher TaxaTropidophiidae, Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Escambray White-necked Trope, Pilsbry's Dwarf Boa 
SynonymTropidophis pilsbryi galacelidus SCHWARTZ & GARRIDO, 1975
Tropidophis pilsbryi galacelidus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988
Tropidophis pilsbryi galacelidus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 641
Tropidophis galacelidus — HEDGES 2002
Tropidophis galacelidus — RODRIGUEZ-SCHETTINO et al. 2013
Tropidophis galacelidus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 739 
DistributionCuba, southern Cienfuegos and Sancti Spiritus provinces, in and adjacent to the Sierra de Trinidad.

Type locality: Near Cafetal de Gavina, Sierra de Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus Province, Cuba.  
TypesHolotype: CZACC = IZ 4052 
CommentFor illustrations see Schwartz and Marsh, 1960. 
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  • 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. & O. H. Garrido 2002. A new snake of the genus Tropidophis (Tropidophiidae) from eastern Cuba. Journal of Herpetology 36 (2): 157-161 - 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
  • 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
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Schwartz, A. and Garrido, O.H. 1975. A reconsideration of some Cuban Tropidophis (Serpentes, Boidae). Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 88(9):77-90. - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A.and Marsh, R.J. 1960. A review of the pardalis-maculatus complex of the boid genus Tropidophis of the West Indies. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 123 (2):49-84. - get paper here
  • Torres J, Rodríguez-Cabrera TM 2020. Diurnal refuge sharing between species of Cuban snakes of the genus Tropidophis (Squamata: Tropidophiidae). Caribbean Herpetology, 74: 1–2 - get paper here
  • Torres, Javier, Tomás M. Rodríguez-Cabrera and Carlos A. Martínez-Muñoz 2016. Geographic Distribution: Tropidophis galacelidus (Escambray White-necked Trope). Herpetological Review 47 (1): 85 - 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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