Tropidophis maculatus

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Tropidophis maculatus
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Tropidophiidae
Genus: Tropidophis
Species:
T. maculatus
Binomial name
Tropidophis maculatus
(Bibron, 1840)

Tropidophis maculatus, or the Spotted red dwarf boa, is a species of snake in the family Tropidophiidae. [1] It is endemic to Cuba. [2]

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<i>Tropidophis melanurus</i> Species of snake

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<i>Tropidophis</i> Genus of snakes

Tropidophis, common name wood snakes or West Indian wood snakes, is a genus of dwarf boas endemic to the West Indies and South America. Currently, 17 species are recognized.

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

Tropidophis bucculentus, the Navassa Island dwarf boa, was a nonvenomous dwarf boa species endemic to Navassa Island. No subspecies are currently recognized.

Tropidophis greenwayi is a nonvenomous dwarf boa species endemic to the Caicos Islands. Two subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here.

Tropidophis battersbyi, also known commonly as Battersby's dwarf boa and the Ecuadorian dwarf boa, is a species of snake in the family Tropidophiidae. The species is endemic to Ecuador.

<i>Tropidophis caymanensis</i> Species of snake

Tropidophis caymanensis, or the Cayman Islands dwarf boa, is a species of snake in the family Tropidophiidae. It is endemic to the Cayman Islands.

<i>Tropidophis feicki</i> Species of snake

Tropidophis feicki, also known as the broad-banded dwarf boa or Feick's dwarf boa, is a species of snake in the family Tropidophiidae. The species is endemic to Cuba.

Tropidophis haetianus, the Haitian dwarf boa, is a species of snake in the family Tropidophiidae. It is endemic to Hispaniola in the West Indies.

Tropidophis nigriventis, or the black-bellied dwarf boa, is a species of snake in the family Tropidophiidae. The species is endemic to Cuba.

Tropidophis pardalis, or the leopard dwarf boa or spotted brown trope, is a species of snake in the family Tropidophiidae. It is endemic to Cuba.

Tropidophis paucisquamis Species of snake

Tropidophis paucisquanis, or the Brazilian dwarf boa, is a species of snake in the family Tropidophiidae. It is endemic to Brazil.

Tropidophis pilsbryi, commonly known as Pilsbry's dwarf boa or the Cuban white-necked dwarf boa, is a species of snake in the family Tropidophiidae. The species is endemic to Cuba.

<i>Tropidophis semicinctus</i> Species of snake

Tropidophis semicinctus, or the Yellow-banded dwarf boa, is a species of snake in the family Tropidophiidae. It is endemic to Cuba.

<i>Tropidophis taczanowskyi</i> Species of snake

Tropidophis taczanowskyi, also known commonly as Taczanowski's dwarf boa, is a species of snake in the family Tropidophiidae. The species is native to northern South America.

Tropidophis wrighti, commonly known as the gracile banded dwarf boa, the gracile banded trope, and Wright's dwarf boa, is a species of snake in the family Tropidophiidae. The species is endemic to Cuba.

References

  1. 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).
  2. "Tropidophis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System . Retrieved 29 August 2007.