Alsophis antillensis Sibonus (or Sibonius), Culubridae ?, Serpentes

Ken Kinman kinman at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 23 22:00:53 CDT 2002

     Actually "sibonius" appears to be a subspecies name (not an author).
Alsophis antillensis sibonius was named by Cope in 1879 (holotype at the
USNM).  It is a Colubrid snake.
     Sometimes subspecies names are capitalized in the older literature, so
perhaps your friend mistakenly thought "Sibonius" was an author's name?
     ---- Hope this helps,
>From: Friedrich LAURIA <friedrich.lauria at NHM-WIEN.AC.AT>
>Reply-To: Friedrich LAURIA <friedrich.lauria at NHM-WIEN.AC.AT>
>Subject: Alsophis antillensis Sibonus (or Sibonius), Culubridae ?,
>     Serpentes
>Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 22:59:57 +0200
>Dear all,
>Could someone please help a botanist the quick way to comply with a
>friendly customers and lay zoologists desire to locate a hopefully
>comprehensive biographical sketch of the author (of Alsophis
>antillensis, Colubridae ?, serpentes), Sibonus (or Sibonius) ?
>Thank you very much
>Friedrich Lauria

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