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1 June 2002 A New Snake of the Genus Tropidophis (Tropidophiidae) from Eastern Cuba
S. Blair Hedges, Orlando H. Garrido
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A new species of Tropidophis is described from the northern coast of eastern Cuba, in the province of Holguín. It is a small, spotted species previously confused with Tropidophis haetianus of Hispaniola. It differs from that species in being smaller, and in scalation and coloration. It is tentatively placed in the maculatus species group. Tropidophis galacelidus and Tropidophis hardyi are recognized as valid species rather than subspecies of Tropidophis pilsbryi and Tropidophis nigriventris, respectively.

S. Blair Hedges and Orlando H. Garrido "A New Snake of the Genus Tropidophis (Tropidophiidae) from Eastern Cuba," Journal of Herpetology 36(2), 157-161, (1 June 2002).[0157:ANSOTG]2.0.CO;2
Accepted: 1 June 2001; Published: 1 June 2002
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