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Erythrolamprus perfuscus (Cope, 1862)

Barbados racer, Tan ground snake

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Liophis perfuscus Cope 1862

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1963 (Emsley, 1963)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

Sadly one of the few species thought extinct after having been rediscovered.

 

Distribution

Barbados

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Daltry, J.C. (2016). Erythrolamprus perfuscus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T12081A71739729. Downloaded on 17 December 2016.

Emsley, M. G. (1963). The Rediscovery of Cope's "Liophis perfuscus" in Barbados. Copeia 1963(3): 577-579. [[url=https://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/1441491?uid=2&uid=4&sid=21103391427321]Abstract[/url]]

Grazziotin, F.G., Zaher, H., Murphy, R.W., Scrocchi, G., Benavides, M.A., Zhang, Y.-P. and Bonatto, S.L. 2012. Molecular phylogeny of the New World Dipsadidae (Serpentes: Colubroidea): a reappraisal. Cladistics 28(5): 437-459.

Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Henderson, R.W. and Powell, R. 2009. Natural History of West Indian Reptiles and Amphibians. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Powell, R. and Henderson, R.W. 2012. Island lists of West Indian amphibians and reptiles. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 51(2): 85-166.

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