Red-bellied racer

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Red-bellied racer
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Alsophis
Species:
A. rufiventris
Binomial name
Alsophis rufiventris
Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854
Synonyms
  • Dromicus rufiventris - Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854

The red-bellied racer (Alsophis rufiventris) is a species of Colubrid snake that is endemic to the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean, where it is found on the islands of Saba, Sint Eustatius, Saint Kitts, and Nevis.

Males have black-bordered blotches that transition into a dark mid-dorsal stripe towards the posterior. Females have a series of middorsal streaks and smudges that fade towards the posterior.

Other common names include the Saba racer and the orange-bellied racer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daltry, J.C. & Powell, R. (2016). "Alsophis rufiventris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T942A115053994. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T942A71739314.en.{{cite iucn}}: error: |doi= / |page= mismatch (help)

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