A New Snake for Trinidad

Hans E.A. Boos


On September 18, 1981 Richard Joseph, a keeper at the Emperor Valley Zoo, found dead on the road near Chatham on the South West Peninsula of Trinidad a snake that was unlike any other he had ever seen. This snake was preserved and taken to the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) where it was lodged as specimen No. 1980/1167. The head of the Herpetology Department, Andrew Stimson, identified th e snake as Thamnodynastes strigatus (Gunther).

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