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Tropidophis stejnegeri GRANT, 1940

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Higher TaxaTropidophiidae, Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Jamaican Eyespotted Trope, Stejneger’s Dwarf Boa 
SynonymTropidophis pardalis stejnegeri GRANT 1940
Tropidophis haetianus stejnegeri — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988
Tropidophis haetianus stejnegeri — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 637
Tropidophis stejnegeri — HEDGES 2002
Tropidophis stejnegeri — POWELL & HENDERSON 2012
Tropidophis stejnegeri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 741 
DistributionN Jamaica (from Montego Bay, Mt. Horeb, and Plum Park, St. James Parish, and Bluefields, Westmoreland Parish, in the west, to the type locality in the east; also at Balaclava, St. Elizabeth Parish)

Type locality: Boston Bay, Portland Parish, Jamaica.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 44869 (also given as 44769) 
CommentFor illustrations see Cochran, 1941; Schwartz and Marsh, 1960; Henderson and Schwartz, 1984; Mehrtens, 1987; Hedges, Hass, and Maugel, 1989. 
  • Grant C. 1940. Notes on the reptiles and amphibians of Jamaica, with diagnoses of new species and subspecies. In: Jamaica Today. Hazell, Watson, and Viney, London and Aylesbury, p.151-157.
  • 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.
  • 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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