Distribution: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran India (Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra [A. Captain, pers. Comm.])
Type locality: Tranquebar
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
|Specimen Records:||9||Public Records:||8|
|Specimens with Sequences:||9||Public Species:||1|
|Specimens with Barcodes:||9||Public BINs:||1|
|Species With Barcodes:||2|
- Common names: old world sand boas.
In addition to the species listed below, the genus formerly included three species now placed in Gongylophis.
|Species||Taxon author||Subsp.*||Common name||Geographic range|
|E. elegans||(Gray, 1849)||0||Central Asian sand boa||Southern Turkmenistan, northern Iran (the Kopet Dag mountains in the north-east and the Azerbaijan region in the north-west) and Afghanistan.|
|E. jaculusT||(Linnaeus, 1758)||0||Javelin sand boa||Eastern Europe in Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Albania and Greece (including Corfu and the Cyclades). The Caucasus. The Middle East in Syria, Israel, northeastern Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran. Africa north of the Sahara from Morocco to Egypt.|
|E. jayakari||Boulenger, 1888||0||Saudi Arabian sand boa||From the east and south of the Arabian Peninsula north to Khūzestān Province in Iran.|
|E. johnii||(Russell, 1801)||0||Indian sand boa||From Iran through Pakistan into northwestern and southern India.|
|E. miliaris||(Pallas, 1773)||0||Dwarf sand boa||From the northern Caucasus and the north coast of the Caspian Sea east through Kazakhstan to the north coast of the Aral Sea and Lake Balkhash, though the Zaysan Valley to Sinkiang in China and southern Mongolia. Also in northern and eastern Iran, Afghanistan and western Pakistan.|
|E. somalicus||Scortecci, 1939||0||Somalian sand boa||Somalia.|
|E. tataricus||(Lichtenstein, 1823)||2||Tartar sand boa||From the northern coast of the Aral Sea, Kazakhstan and Lake Balkhash, through the Zaysan Valley to northern Sinkiang in China and southern Mongolia, the southeastern Kyzyl Kum desert, Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu in China, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and southern Tajikistan.|
|E. whitakeri||Das, 1991||0||Whitaker's sand boa||Southwestern coastal India in Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and southern Maharashtra.|
- McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
- "Eryx". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 7 July 2008.
- Lanza B, Nistri A. 2005. Somali Boidae (genus Eryx Daudin 1803) and Pythonidae (genus Python Daudin 1803) (Reptilia Serpentes). Tropical Zoology 18 (1): 67-136.