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Tropidophis hendersoni HEDGES & GARRIDO, 2002

IUCN Red List - Tropidophis hendersoni - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaTropidophiidae, Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Cuban Khaki Trope 
SynonymTropidophis hendersoni HEDGES & GARRIDO 2002
Tropidophis hendersoni — RODRIGUEZ-SCHETTINO et al. 2013
Wellsboa (Tonysilvaboa) hendersoni — HOSER 2013
Tropidophis hendersoni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 754 
DistributionE Cuba

Type locality: Guarda la Vaca, Holguín Province, Cuba (21°07’35’’ N, 77° 49’ 55’’ W)  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 47896, adult female, collected by “Clench and Alayo” on 14 August 1945. 
CommentSynonymy: Initially, the type specimen of Tropidophis hendersoni was assigned to Tropidophis haetianus (then thought to include snakes from Hispanola, Jamaica, and Cuba). 
EtymologyNamed after Robert W. Henderson, curator of amphibans and reptiles, Milwaukee Public Museum. 
  • 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. 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. 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
  • Hoser, R.T. 2013. A reassessment of the Tropidophiidae, including the creation of two new tribes and the division of Tropidophis Bibron, 1840 into six genera, and a revisiting of the Ungaliophiinae to create two subspecies within Ungaliophis panamensis Schmidt, 1933. Australasian J. Herpetol. 17: 22-34 - 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
  • Torres, J., R. Powell, and O. H. Garrido 2017. Tropidophis hendersoni. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (907): 1-8 - 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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