Trimetopon

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Trimetopon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Dipsadinae
Genus: Trimetopon
Cope, 1885

Trimetopon is a genus of colubrid snakes, which are endemic to Costa Rica. Species in the genus Trimetopon are known commonly as tropical ground snakes.

Species[edit]

The following six species are currently recognised as being valid.[1][2][3]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Trimetopon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trimetopon ". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ Savage, Jay M. (2005). The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica. University of Chicago Press. p. 636. ISBN 978-0226735382. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Trimetopon ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  4. ^ Beolens et al., p. 16.
  5. ^ Beolens et al., pp. 110-111.
  6. ^ Beolens et al., pp. 58-59.
  7. ^ Beolens et al., pp. 77-78.
  8. ^ Beolens et al., pp. 245-246.
  9. ^ Beolens et al., p. 276.

Further reading[edit]

  • Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5.
  • Cope ED (1885). "Twelfth Contribution to the Herpetology of Tropical America". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 22: 167-194. (Trimetopon, new genus, p. 177).