Discovery of the first male specimen of Tantilla hendersoni Stafford, 2004 (Squamata: Colubridae), from a new locality in central Belize

Erich P. Hofmann, Russell J. Gray, Larry David Wilson, Josiah H. Townsend


Tantilla hendersoni Stafford, 2004 was described based on a single female specimen from Cayo District, Belize, and is the only snake species considered to be endemic to the country. We report the discovery of a second specimen, the first male, of Tantilla hendersoni from a new locality in Stann Creek District, and provide a detailed morphological description of the specimen.  We also discuss the distribution, conservation, and taxonomic status of the species.

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