Trimetopon viquezi Dunn, 1937

Viquez's tropical ground snake



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1927

IUCN status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Siquirres, Costa Rica


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Dunn, Emmett Reid. (1937). New or Unnamed Snakes from Costa Rica. Copeia 1937(4): 213- 215.


Other references:

Köhler, G. 2003. Reptiles of Central America. Herpeton, Germany. 368 pp.

Porras, L.W., Solórzano, A., Chaves, G. & Acosta Chaves, V. (2013). Trimetopon viquezi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T203606A2769081. Downloaded on 14 December 2015.

Savage, J. M. and Villa, J. (1986). An Introduction to the Herpetofauna of Costa Rica. Soc. Stud. Amphib. Rept. Contrib. Herpetol. No. 3, viii + 207 pp.

Solórzano, A. (2004). Serpientes de Costa Rica: distribución, taxonomía e historia natural. INBio, Heredia, Costa Rica.

Wilson, L. D. and Johnson, J. D. (2010). Distributional patterns of the herpetofauna of Mesoamerica, a biodiversity hotspot. In: L.D. Wilson, J.H. Townsend, J.H. and J.D. Johnson (eds), Conservation of Mesoamerican amphibians and reptiles, pp. 30-235. Eagle Mountain Publishing, Eagle Mountain, Utah, USA.


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