Tropidophis morenoi

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Tropidophis morenoi
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Tropidophiidae
Genus: Tropidophis
Species: T. morenoi
Binomial name
Tropidophis morenoi
(Hedges, Garrido & Díaz, 2001)

Tropidophis morenoi, commonly known as the zebra dwarf boa, is a species of West Indian dwarf boa.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, morenoi, is in honor of Cuban herpetologist Luis V. Moreno.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

T. morenoi is endemic to Villa Clara Province, north-central Cuba.[1]

Description[edit]

T. morenoi is distinguished from other Tropidophis species by its buff ground color, with brown spots fused to form zebra-like bands.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hedges SB, Garrido OH, Díaz LM (2001). "A New Banded Snake of the Genus Tropidophis (Tropidophiidae) from North-Central Cuba". J. Herpetology 35: 615-617. (Tropidophis morenoi, new species). (in English, plus abstract in Spanish).
  2. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Tropidophis morenoi, p. 183).