Barbour's tropical racer
|Barbour's tropical racer|
|Species:|| M. bruesi|
| Mastigodryas bruesi|
It can reach a total length (body plus tail) of about 83 cm (33 in). It is blue-gray to brown, with lighter lateral stripes.
Behavior and diet
It can be found in xeric habitats, on the ground, and in bushes, where it sleeps at night.
It has been recorded in the southwest corner of Saint Vincent and is widespread all over the Grenadines islands. It is also found on the southern half of Grenada, which is the farthest south it is distributed. It has been introduced to Barbados, probably around thirty years ago, where it has been incorrectly identified as Liophis perfuscus.
- Government of Barbados (2002), A National Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan for Barbados, p. 55, archived from the original on September 28, 2007, retrieved March 5, 2010.
- Malhotra, Anita; Thorpe, Roger S. (1999), Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean, Macmillan Education Ltd., pp. 101, 104, 107, ISBN 0-333-69141-5.
- Powell, Robert; Henderson, Robert W. (2005), "Conservation Status of Lesser Antillean Reptiles", Iguana, 12 (2): 63–77
- Barbour, T. 1914. A Contribution to the Zoögeography of the West Indies, with Especial Reference to Amphibians and Reptiles. Mem. Mus. Comp. Zoöl., Harvard College 44 (2): 205-359 + one plate. (Alsophis bruesi, sp. nov., pp. 337-338.)
- Data related to Mastigodryas bruesi at Wikispecies
- Mastigodryas bruesi at the Encyclopedia of Life
- Mastigodryas bruesi at the Reptile Database