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Uromacer catesbyi

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Dipsadidae
Subfamilia: Xenodontinae
Tribus: Alsophiini
Genus: Uromacer
Species: Uromacer catesbyi

Uromacer catesbyi (Schlegel, 1837)

Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2021. Uromacer catesbyi. The Reptile Database. Accessed on 19 February 2020.
Henderson, R.W., Inchaustegui, S. & Landestoy, M. 2016. IUCN: Uromacer catesbyi (Least Concern) (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T190598A115328736. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T190598A77339967.en

Vernacular names
English: Catesby's Pointed Snake

Uromacer catesbyi, also known as Catesby's pointed snake, is a species of snake in the family Colubridae.


The specific name, catesbyi, is in honor of English naturalist Mark Catesby.[3]
Geographic range

U. catesbyi is endemic to Haiti and the Dominican Republic.[2]

Including the nominotypical subspecies, eight subspecies are recognized as being valid.[2]

Uromacer catesbyi catesbyi (Schlegel, 1837)
Uromacer catesbyi cereolineatus Schwartz, 1970
Uromacer catesbyi frondicolor Schwartz, 1970
Uromacer catesbyi hariolatus Schwartz, 1970
Uromacer catesbyi inchausteguii Schwartz, 1970
Uromacer catesbyi insulaevaccarum Schwartz, 1970
Uromacer catesbyi pampineus Schwartz, 1970
Uromacer catesbyi scandax Dunn, 1920

Nota bene: A binomial authority or trinomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species or subspecies was originally described in a genus other than Uromacer.
Species Uromacer catesbyi at The Reptile Database

Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Uromacer catesbyi, p. 50).

Further reading

Boulenger GA (1894). Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume II., Containing the Conclusion of the Colubridæ Aglyphæ. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xi + 382 pp. + Plates I-XX. (Uromacer catesbyi, pp. 115–116).
Duméril A-M-C, Bibron G, Duméril A[-H-A] (1854). Erpétologie générale ou histoire naturelle complète des reptiles. Tome septième [Volume 7]. Première Partie. Comprenant l'histoire des serpents non venimeux. Paris: Roret. xvi + 780 pp. (Uromacer catesbyi, new combination, pp. 721–722). (in French).
Schlegel H (1837). Essai sur la physionomie des serpens. Partie Générale. xxviii + 251 pp. AND Partie Descriptive. 606 + xvi pp. Amsterdam: M.H. Schonekat. (Dendrophis catesbyi, new species, pp. 226–227 in Partie Descriptive). (in French).
Schwartz A, Thomas R (1975). A Check-list of West Indian Amphibians and Reptiles. Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication No. 1. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Carnegie Museum of Natural History. 216 pp. (Uromacer catesbyi, pp. 200–201).

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