Epicrates is a genus of non-venomous boas found in South America and Central America. Five species are currently recognized, including the rainbow boa.
Distribution and habitat
Found in lower Central America through South America as far south as Argentina.
Common name Geographic range E. alvarezi
Abalos, Baez & Nader, 1964 Argentinian rainbow boa northern Argentina, southeastern Bolivia, western Paraguay E. assisi
Machado, 1945 Brazil E. cenchriaT
) Rainbow boa
French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, and Argentina E. crassus
, 1862) Paraguay, Bolivia, Argentina, and Brazil E. maurusT
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.