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Tropidophis morenoi HEDGES, GARRIDO & DÍAZ, 2001

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Higher TaxaTropidophiidae, Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Zebra Trope 
SynonymTropidophis morenoi HEDGES, GARRIDO & DÍAZ 2001
Tropidophis morenoi — RODRIGUEZ-SCHETTINO et al. 2013
Tropidophis morenoi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 754 
DistributionNC Cuba

Type locality: Dolinas de Cueva de Humboldt, Caguanes, Villa Clara Province, Cuba, 22°50'04"N, 80°12'02"W, 25 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: IBSP (= IB) 2943, adult female, collected by Jose Salas in 1969. Paratypes: IB 2942, adult female, same data as holotype. 
CommentDistribution: for a map (and comparison with 3 other species) see Diaz & Cadiz 2020: 8 (Fig. 4). 
Etymology“named after Luis V. Moreno, a skillful herpetologist and curator in the Department of Herpetology, Institute of Ecology and Systematics, Havana, Cuba”. 
  • 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
  • Dominguez, Michel; Moreno, Luis V.; Schettino, Lourdes Rodriguez 2006. Tropidophis morenoi (NCN). Size record. Herpetological Review 37 (3): 356. - get paper here
  • Dominguez, Michel; Moreno, Luis V.; Schettino, Lourdes Rodriguez. 2007. Tropidophis morenoi (NCN). Size record. Herpetological Review 38 (3): 347 - get paper here
  • HEDGES, S. B., O. H. GARRIDO & LUIS M. DÍAZ 2001. A new banded snake of the genus Tropidophis (Tropidophiidae) from north-central Cuba. Journal of Herpetology 35 (4): 615-617 - 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
  • 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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