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Tropidophis bucculentus Cope, 1868

Navassa Island dwarf boa

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Tropidophis melanurus bucculentus Cope, 1868

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1800's?

 

Distribution

Navassa Island

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

Syntypes:

USNM 12377
ANSP 10281

For a photo of one of the preserved syntypes see: https://www.avila.edu/bobpowell/6pownav.htm

 

Media

 

 

References

Powell, Robert. (1999). Herpetology of Navassa Island, West Indies. Caribbean Journal of Science 35: 1-13.

Powell, Robert and Henderson, Robert W. (2012). Island lists of West Indian amphibians and reptiles. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 51(2): 85-166. [considers this taxon possibly extinct]

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/10101/tropidophis-bucculentus-navassa-dwarf-boa

https://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Tropidophis&species=melanurus&search_param=%28%28search%3D%27bucculentus%27%29%29

 

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