Notes on reproduction of Caraiba andreae peninsulae

A poorly-known subspecies of the Cuban Lesser Racer (Squamata: Dipsadidae)

Authors

  • Tomás M. Rodríguez-Cabrera Sociedad Cubana de Zoología
  • Alejandro M. Rodríguez González Heriberto Duquesne, Remedios
  • Javier Torres Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17161/randa.v24i2.14157

Keywords:

Cuba, Endemic snake, Eggs, Incubation time, Neonates, West Indies

Abstract

The Cuban Lesser Racer (Caraiba andreae) belongs to a monotypic genus endemic to the Cuban Archipelago. The species comprises six subspecies, some of which have restricted distributions. The natural history, particularly the reproductive biology, of some subspecies is virtually unknown. Herein we provide the first data on reproduction and growth of C. a. peninsulae, a subspecies restricted to the westernmost tip of the main island.

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Published

2017-08-01

How to Cite

Rodríguez-Cabrera, T. M., Rodríguez González, A. M., & Torres, J. (2017). Notes on reproduction of Caraiba andreae peninsulae: A poorly-known subspecies of the Cuban Lesser Racer (Squamata: Dipsadidae). Reptiles & Amphibians, 24(2), 95–102. https://doi.org/10.17161/randa.v24i2.14157