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Taxonomy of the family Colubridae
Bibliography of the genus Ocyophis
Biodiversity of the family Colubridae








Genus
Ocyophis

Caribbean Green Racers

Karibische Grüne Zornnattern

Caribiske Grønne Pilsnoge

1857 Plesius Jan (type species: Plesius inconstans Jan = Dromicus ater Günther = Natrix atra Gosse 1851; syn. Smith & Smith 1976)
1886 Ocyophis Cope (type species: Natrix atra Gosse 1851)
Contents: 2 species, both of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Regarded as a synonym of Hypsirhynchus by Hedges, Couloux & Vidal (2009), but as a valid genus by Zaher, Grazziotin, Cadle, Murphy, Moura-Leite & Bonatto (2009) and Grazziotin, Zaher, Murphy, Scrocchi, Benavides, Zhang & Bonatto (2012).
Distribution: Hispaniola (Dominican Republic, Haiti), Jamaica.

Ocyophis ater

Jamaican Racer

Jamaika-Schlanknatter

Jamaicansk Grøn Pilsnog

1851 Natrix atra Gosse
Alsophis ater Cope 1863
Ocyophis ater Zaher, Grazziotin, Cadle, Murphy, Moura-Leite & Bonatto 2009
Hypsirhynchus ater Hedges, Couloux & Vidal 2009
1851 Natrix capistrata Gosse (Schwartz & Henderson 1988)

Remarks: Presumably extinct (Hedges, Couloux & Vidal 2009; Powell & Henderson (eds.) 2012).
Distribution: Jamaica.


Ocyophis melanichnus

Hispaniolan Green Racer, La Vega Racer

Hispaniolanische Grüne Zornnatter

Hispaniolansk Grøn Pilsnog

1863 Alsophis melanichnus Cope
Ocyophis melanichnus Zaher, Grazziotin, Cadle, Murphy, Moura-Leite & Bonatto 2009
Hypsirhynchus melanichnus Hedges, Couloux & Vidal 2009

Remarks: Presumably extinct (Hedges, Couloux & Vidal 2009; Henderson & Powell 2009; Powell & Henderson (eds.) 2012).
Distribution: Hispaniola (Dominican Republic, Haiti).