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Epicrates (snake)

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Epicrates is a genus of non-venomous snakes in the subfamily Boinae of the family Boidae. The genus is native to South America and Central America. Five species are currently recognized as being valid, including the rainbow boa.[2]

Distribution and habitat

Species of Epicrates are found in lower Central America through South America as far south as Argentina.[1]

Species

Species[2] Taxon author[2] Subsp.*[2] Common name Geographic range[1] E. alvarezi Ábalos, Báez & Nader, 1964 Argentinian rainbow boa northern Argentina, southeastern Bolivia, western Paraguay E. assisi Machado, 1945 Brazil E. cenchriaT
Rainbow boa peruvian.jpg
(Linnaeus, 1758) rainbow boa[2] French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, and Argentina E. crassus (Cope, 1862) Paraguay, Bolivia, Argentina, and Brazil E. maurusT
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Gray, 1849 brown rainbow boa Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, northern Brazil, Trinidad, Tobago, Isla Margarita.

*) Not including the nominate subspecies.
T) Type species.[1]

Etymology

The specific name, alvarezi, is in honor of Argentine herpetologist Antenor Álvarez (1864–1948).[3]

The specific name, assisi, is in honor of Arlindo de Assis who collected the holotype.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c d McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T (1999). Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Washington, District of Columbia: Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  2. ^ a b c d e "Epicrates". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 6 July 2008.
  3. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Epicrates alvarezi, p. 6).
  4. ^ Species Epicrates assisi at The Reptile Database www.reptile-database.org.

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Epicrates (snake): Brief Summary

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Epicrates is a genus of non-venomous snakes in the subfamily Boinae of the family Boidae. The genus is native to South America and Central America. Five species are currently recognized as being valid, including the rainbow boa.

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