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West Indies

Taxonomy of the genus Cubophis Biodiversity of the family Colubridae

Bibliography of the genus
Cubophis (Western Caribbean Racers)

(Reptilia: Serpentes: Colubridae)

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Cubophis in general

Durso, A.M.; Smith, L. 2017. Natural history notes: Eleutherodactylus planirostris (Greenhouse Frog). Predation. Herpetological Review 48(3): 606.

Hedges, S.B.; Couloux, A.; Vidal, N. 2009. Molecular phylogeny, classification, and biogeography of West Indian racer snakes of the tribe Alsophiini (Squamata, Dipsadidae, Xenodontinae). Zootaxa 2067: 1-28.

Henderson, R.W.; Crother, B.I. 1989. Biogeographic patterns of predation in West Indian colubrid snakes. pp. 479-518. In: Woods, C.A. (ed.). Biogeography of the West Indies, Past, Present, and Future. Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, Florida. 878 pp.

Hubbs, C.L. 1932. The use of the generic name Ophis for an eel, a snake and a mollusc. Copeia 1932: 26-27.

Cubophis brooksi

Kardong, K.V. 1980. Jaw musculature of the West Indian snake Alsophis cantherigerus brooksi (Colubridae, Reptilia). Breviora 463: 1-26.

Cubophis cantherigerus

Blanco Ojeda, J.; Fong-G., A. 2011. [Habitat, diurnal activity and morphometrics of four species of ophidians (Reptilia: Squamata) from Cuba]. (In Spanish). Novitates Caribaea 4: 91-99.

Crother, B.I. 1986. Life history notes: Alsophis cantherigerus (Cuban Racer). Diet. Herpetological Review 17(2): 47.

Dominguez, M.; Moreno, L.V. 2006. Natural history notes: Alsophis cantherigerus (Jubo, Jubo de Sabana, Jubo Sabanero). Size record. Herpetological Review 37(3): 349.

Fong-G., A.; Garces-G., G. 2002. Alsophis cantherigerus, reproduction and captive maintenance. Reptilia (GB) 21: 55-57.

Grant, C. 1946. Alsophis angulifer adspersus (Gundlach and Peters). Herpetologica 3(2): 40.

Grant, C. 1956. Secondary sexual characters and ontogeny of color pattern in a Cuban snake (Alsophis). Herpetologica 12: 321-322.

Grant, C. 1959. New subspecies of Alsophis from Oriente, Cuba. Herpetologica 15: 58-60.

Hardy, J.D. 1957. A note on the feeding habits of the Cuban racer, Alsophis angulifer (Bibron). Copeia 1957: 49-50.

Henderson, R.W. 1984. The diets of Hispaniolan colubrid snakes. 1. Introduction and prey genera. Oecologia (Berlin) 62(2): 234-239.

Henderson, R.W.; Noeske-Hallin, T.A.; Crother, B.I.; Schwartz, A. 1988. The diets of Hispaniolan colubrid snakes. 2. Prey species, prey size, and phylogeny. Herpetologica 44(1): 55-70.

Kliment, P. 1993. Ein Beitrag zur Biologie der Kubanischen Natter Alsophis cantherigerus (Bibron, 1840). Sauria (Berlin) 15(4): 27-31.

Krysko, K.L.; Steadman, D.W.; Nuńez, L.P.; Lee, D.S. 2015. Molecular phylogeny of Caribbean dipsadid (Xenodontinae: Alsophiini) snakes, including identification of the first record from the Cay Sal Bank, the Bahamas. Zootaxa 4028(3): 441-450.

Neill, W.T. 1954. Evidence of venom in snakes of the genera Alsophis and Rhadinaea. Copeia 1954: 59-60.

Perkins, C.B. 1944. Notes of captive-bred snakes. Copeia 1943 [1944]: 108-112.

Petzold, H.G. 1978. Zur Ökologie und Fortpflanzungsbiologie der Kuba-Schlanknatter, Alsophis cantherigerus (Bibron 1840) im Terrarium. Zoologische Garten 48(2-3): 155-163.

Petzold, H.G. 1978. Zur Ökologie und Fortpflanzungsbiologie der Kuba-Schlanknatter, Alsophis cantherigerus im Terrarium. Zoologische Garten (Jena) 48: 155-163.

Reyes Vázquez, A.E.; Vega, Y.S.; Fong-G., A. 2013. Predation on birds by the Cuban racer Cubophis cantherigerus (Squamata: Dipsadidae) in Cuba. Herpetology Notes 6: 165-166.

Rodríguez-Cabrera, T.M. 2017. Predation by a Cuban Racer, Cubophis cantherigerus pepei (Squamata: Dipsadidae) on an endemic Cuban Green Woodpecker, Xiphidiopicus percussus percussus (Piciformes: Picidae). IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 24(2): 120–123.

Rodríguez-Cabrera, T.M.; Torres López, J.; Marrero, R.; Podio Martínez, J.A. 2016. Predation attempt by the Cuban Racer, Cubophis cantherigerus (Squamata: Dipsadidae) on the Cuban Giant Anole, Anolis equestris buidei (Squamata: Dactyloidae), a threatened endemic subspecies. IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 23(1): 46–50.

Rodríguez-Cabrera, T.M.; Torres, J.; Marrero Romero, R. 2014. Body-inversion in the Cuban Racer, Cubophis cantherigerus cantherigerus (Dipsadidae): Death-feigning or warning signal? IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 21(3): 93–95.

Schwartz, A.; Ogren, L.H. 1956. A collection of reptiles and amphibians from Cuba, with the descriptions of two new forms. Herpetologica 12: 91-110.

Smith, H.M.; Grant, C. 1958. The proper names for some Cuban snakes: an analysis of dates of publication of Ramon de la Sagra's Historia Natural de Cuba and of Fitzinger's Systema Reptilium. Herpetologica 14: 215-222.

Torres, J.; Torres, O.; Berazaín, R.; Rodríguez-Cabrera, T.M. 2015. Body-bending behavior in the Cuban Racer, Cubophis cantherigerus (Squamata, Dipsadidae): Possible mimicry with the Monkey Ladder Vine, Bauhinia glabra (Caesalpinaceae). IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 22(1): 27–28.

Cubophis caymanus

Kelehear, C. 2016. Natural history notes: Cubophis caymanus (Cayman Racer). Diet. Herpetological Review 47(4): 680-681.

Cubophis vudii

Barbour, T.; Shreve, B. 1935. Concerning some Bahaman reptiles, with notes on the fauna. Proceedings Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 40: 347-366.

Conant, R. 1937. Alsophis from new islands with the description of a new subspecies. Proceedings of the New England Zoological Club 16: 81-83.

Crother, B.I.; Slowinski, J.B. 1987. Geographic distribution: Alsophis vudii (Australian Tiger Snake). Herpetological Review 18(1): 20.

Franz, R.; Dodd, C.K. 1994. Natural history notes: Alsophis vudii vudii (Brown Runner). Diet and growth. Herpetological Review 25(1): 27.

Knapp, C.R. 2000. Natural history notes: Alsophis vudii (Bahamian Brown Racer). Overwater dispersal. Herpetological Review 31(4): 244.

Knapp, C.R.; Owens, A.K. 2008. Natural history notes: Cyclura cychlura cychlura (Andros Iguana). Attemped predation. Herpetological Review 39(2): 221-222.