Tropidophis fuscus

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tropidophis fuscus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Tropidophiidae
Genus: Tropidophis
Species: T. fuscus
Binomial name
Tropidophis fuscus
Hedges & Garrido, 1992[1]
Common names: Cuban dusky dwarf boa.

Tropidophis fuscus is a non-venomous dwarf boa species found in Cuba. No subspecies are currently recognized.[2][3]


Male Tropidophis fuscus grow to 287 mm (11.3 in) and females to 304 mm (12.0 in) in snout–vent length.[3] The color pattern consists of a dark brown ground color with black spotting.

Geographic range[edit]

Found in Cuba where it is known only from two areas, Cruzata and Minas Amores, in northeastern Guantánamo Province. The type locality given is "Minas Amores (21.7 km NW, 7.7 km SE Baracoa, by road), Guantánamo Province, Cuba, 76 m."[4]


Pine forests.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hedges, S. B., and O. H. Garrido. 1992. A new species of Tropidophis from Cuba (Serpentes, Tropidophiidae). Copeia 1992:820-825
  2. ^ "Tropidophis fuscus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Tropidophis fuscus at the Reptile Database. Accessed 27 January 2015.
  4. ^ McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).