Tropidophis hendersoni Hedges & Garrido, 2002

Cuban khaki trope



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1945

Rediscovered in 10 PM 14 August 2012

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hedges, S. B. and Garrido, O. H. (2002). A New Snake of the Genus Tropidophis (Tropidophiidae) from Eastern Cuba. Journal of Herpetology 36(2): 157-161.


Other references:

Díaz, Luis M., Cádiz, Antonio, Villar, Sandy and Bermudez, Feliberto. (2014). Notes on the Ecology and Morphology of the Cuban Khaki Trope, Tropidophis hendersoni Hedges and Garrido (Squamata: Tropidophiidae), with a New Locality Record. IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 21(4): 116-119.

Hedges, S. B. (2002). Morphological variation and the definition of species in the snakes genus Tropidophis (Serpentes, Tropidophiidae). Bulletin of the Natural History Museum of London (Zoology series) 68(2): 83-90.

Powell, R., Mayer, G. C. and Hedges. S. B. (2010). Tropidophis hendersoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 12 May 2015.

Rodríguez Schettino, L. and O.H. Garrido. 2012. Tropidophis hendersoni Hedges and Garrido, 2002. In: H.J. González Alonso, L. Rodríguez Schettino, A. Rodríguez, C.A. Mancina, and I. Ramos García (eds.), Libro Rojo de los Vertebrados de Cuba. Editorial Academia, La Habana.

Schwartz, A. and R.W. Henderson. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies: Descriptions, Distributions, and Natural History. University of Florida Press, Gainesville.

Tolson, P.J. and R.W. Henderson. 1993. The Natural History of West Indian Boas. R & A Publishing Limited, Taunton, Somerset, England.


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