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Tropidophis melanurus  (Schlegel, 1837)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174333

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Dusky Dwarf Boa [English]
 
    Giant Trope [English]
 
    Wood Snake [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderSerpentes Linnaeus, 1758 – Snakes, cobra, serpente, serpents  
                               InfraorderAlethinophidia Nopcsa, 1923  
                                  FamilyTropidophiidae Brongersma, 1951 – Dwarf Boas  
                                     GenusTropidophis Bibron in Ramon de la Sagra, 1840 – Dwarf Boas  
                                        SpeciesTropidophis melanurus (Schlegel, 1837) – Dusky Dwarf Boa, Giant Trope, Wood Snake  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Subspecies Tropidophis melanurus dysodes Schwartz and Thomas, 1960 – Wood Snake 
                                           Subspecies Tropidophis melanurus ericksoni Schwartz and Thomas, 1960 – Wood Snake 
                                           Subspecies Tropidophis melanurus melanurus (Schlegel, 1837)  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Peter Uetz  
  Notes: Associate Professor, CSBC   
  Reference for: Tropidophis melanurus    
       
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Tropidophis melanurus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Tropidophis melanurus   
       
  Source: Reptile Database, website (version 09/01/2013)  
  Acquired: 2013   
  Notes: Uetz, P. & Jirí Hosek (eds.), The Reptile Database, (http://www.reptile-database.org)   
  Reference for: Tropidophis melanurus, Wood Snake [English]   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Tropidophis melanurus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hedges, S. Blair  
  Publication Date: 2002   
  Article/Chapter Title: Morphological variation and the definition of species in the snake genus Tropidophis (Serpentes, Tropidophiidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, London. Zoology Series, vol. 68, no. 2   
  Page(s): 83-90   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0968-0470   
  Notes: Available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41009210   
  Reference for: Tropidophis melanurus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): McDiarmid, Roy W., Jonathan A. Campbell, and T'Shaka A. Touré  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1   
  Page(s): xi + 511   
  Publisher: The Herpetologists' League   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-893777-01-4, 1-893777-00-6  
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Tropidophis melanurus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Powell, Robert, and Robert W. Henderson, Eds.  
  Publication Date: 2012   
  Article/Chapter Title: Island lists of West Indian amphibians and reptiles   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, vol. 51, no. 2   
  Page(s): 85-166   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0071-6154   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Tropidophis melanurus   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Caribbean  
       
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