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Epicrates (genus)

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Epicrates is a genus of non-venomous boas found in South America and Central America. Five species are currently recognized, including the rainbow boa.[2]

Distribution and habitat

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 Abalos, Baez & Nader, 1964 Argentinian rainbow boa northern Argentina, southeastern Bolivia, western Paraguay E. assisi Machado, 1945 Brazil E. cenchriaT
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(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]

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. 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.

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Epicrates (genus): Brief Summary

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Epicrates is a genus of non-venomous boas found in South America and Central America. Five species are currently recognized, including the rainbow boa.

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