Tropidophis fuscus

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Tropidophis fuscus
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Tropidophiidae
Genus: Tropidophis
Species:
T. fuscus
Binomial name
Tropidophis fuscus
Hedges & Garrido  [ fr ], 1992 [1]
Common names: Cuban dusky dwarf boa.

Tropidophis fuscus is a non-venomous dwarf boa species found in Cuba. No subspecies are currently recognized. [2] [3]

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Description

Male Tropidophis fuscus grow to 287 mm (11.3 in) and females to 304 mm (12.0 in) in snout–vent length. [3] The color pattern consists of a dark brown ground color with black spotting.

Geographic range

Found in Cuba where it is known only from two areas, Cruzata and Minas Amores, in northeastern Guantánamo Province. The type locality given is "Minas Amores (21.7 km NW, 7.7 km SE Baracoa, by road), Guantánamo Province, Cuba, 76 m." [4]

Habitat

Pine forests.

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Albert Schwartz was an American zoologist who worked extensively with the herpetofauna of Florida and the West Indies, and later with butterflies. One magazine article once dubbed him as one of the "Kings of West Indian Anole Taxonomy".

References

  1. Hedges, S. Blair & Garrido, Orlando H. (1992). "A new species of Tropidophis from Cuba (Serpentes: Tropidophiidae)". Copeia. 1992 (3): 820–825. doi:10.2307/1446158. JSTOR   1446158.
  2. "Tropidophis fuscus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System . Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  3. 1 2 Tropidophis fuscus at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database . Accessed 27 January 2015.
  4. McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN   1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN   1-893777-01-4 (volume).