Notes on the Snake Erythrolamprus ocellatus in Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago

Stephen L.S. Smith, Stevland P. Charles, Peter Cox


Erythrolamprus ocellatus (Peters 1868) is an uncommon snake endemic to Tobago. On 28 July, 2010, a specimen was collected by author (PC) at about 0700 h on the Des Vignes Road, Runnemede, close to the landmark silk cotton tree. This is the first specimen collected from the area, and the most western record for this species. The specimen’s snout to vent length measured 453 mm, its tail 82 mm, and it weighed 38 g. There were 176 ventral scales and 44 paired subcaudals.

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