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Tropidophis jamaicensis STULL, 1928

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Higher TaxaTropidophiidae, Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Jamaican Brown Trope, Jamaica Dwarf Boa 
SynonymTropidophis haetianus jamaicensis STULL 1928: 12
Tropidophis haetianus jamaicensis — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988
Tropidophis jamaicensis — HEDGES 2002
Tropidophis jamaicensis — POWELL & HENDERSON 2012
Tropidophis jamaicensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 740 

Type locality: Kingston, Jamaica  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 12090 
CommentFor illustrations see Cochran, 1941; Schwartz and Marsh, 1960; Henderson and Schwartz, 1984; Mehrtens, 1987; Hedges, Hass, and Maugel, 1989.

Size: Max. SVL in males: 8 mm, in females: jamaicensis: 06 mm. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • 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
  • Powell, R., and R. W. Henderson, Eds. 2012. Island lists of West Indian amphibians and reptiles. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum 2:85–166 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1988. West Indian Amphibian and Reptiles: A Checklist. Milwaukee Publ. Mus. Contr. Biol. Geol. No. 74: 264 pp.
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Stull, O.G. 1928. A revision of the genus Tropidophis. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology University of Michigan 195: 1-49. - 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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