IAN S3 19l7i
VOL. VII. NO. 3.
A CATALOG OF THE OPHIDIA FROM SOUTH AMERICA AT PRESENT
(JUNE, 1916) CONTAINED IN THE CARNEGIE MUSEUM
WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF SOME NEW SPECIES.
By Lawrence Edmonds Griffin.
The recent reptilia in the Carnegie Museum represent collections made at
various times and places by collectors, who incidentally in connection with other
undertakings preserved such specimens belonging to this class as came to hand.
No systematic collecting of these animals was undertaken by any of the expeditions
which have gone out from the Carnegie Museum to the American tropics, except
by Mr. G. A. Link, Sr., in the Isle of Pines. The collection made by Mr. Link
has already been reported upon in the Annals of this Museum.^ Although the
collections have been acquired for the most part as the result of somewhat desultory
collecting, they nevertheless include a considerable number of interesting species,
some of which appear to be new to science.
Many specimens were preserved by Mr. John D. Haseman during his ex-
tensive travels in South America from 1907 to 1910. For a brief outline of the
journeyings of Mr. Haseman the reader is referred to the articles published in the
seventh volume of the Annals of the Carnegie Museum." Mr. Haseman went to
^ "The Reptiles and Amphibians of the Isle of Pines." By Thomas Barbour, Annals Carnegie Museum,
Vol. X, 1916, pp. 297-308, PL XXVIII.
'^ W. J. Holland, "The Carnegie Museum Expedition to Central South America, 1907-1910," Annals
of the Carnegie Museum, VII, 1910-1911, pp. 283-286.
John D. Haseman, "A Brief Report upon the Expedition of the Carnegie Museum to Central South
America," I. c, pp. 287-299.
C. H. Eigenmann, "A List of LocaUties at which Mr. Haseman Collected," I. c, pp. 299-314.