Clelia clelia groomei Greer, 1965

Mussurana (generic)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Bailey (1970) considers C. c. groomei a synonym of C. c. clelia.


Conservation Status

Extinct or rediscovered



Grenada, Grenada Bank, Lesser Antilles


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: MCZ 79767






Original scientific description:

Greer, A. (1965). A new subspecies of Clelia clelia (Serpentes, Colubridae) from the island of Grenada. Breviora 223: 1-6.


Other references:

Bailey in Peters, J. A. and Orejas-Miranda, B. (1970). Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part 1, Snakes. United States National Museum Bulletin, 297, Washington.

Daltry, Jennifer C. (2009). The Status and Management of Saint Lucia’s Forest Reptiles and Amphibians. Technical Report No. 2 to the National Forest Demarcation and Bio-Physical Resource Inventory Project, FCG International Ltd, Helsinki, Finland. 129 pp.


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