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Rainbow Boas
Epicrates cenchria

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  Alternate name  
Epicrates cenchria alvarezi Epicrates alvarezi Argentine rainbow boa
Epicrates cenchria assisi Epicrates assisi Caatinga rainbow boa
Epicrates cenchria barbouri   Marajo Island rainbow boa
Epicrates cenchria cenchria Epicrates crassus) Brazilian rainbow boa
Epicrates cenchria crassus   Paraguayan rainbow boa
Epicrates cenchria gaigei   Peruvian rainbow boa
Epicrates cenchri. hygrophilus   Espirito Santo rainbow boa
Epicrates cenchria maurus Epicrates maurus Colombian rainbow boa
Epicrates cenchria polylepis   Central highland rainbow boa
SUBSPECIES

Note that some types of Rainbow boas are currently being listed as sub-species or full species.


Distribution:- Lower Central America (Costa Rica and Panama), and further south into South America it occurs east of the Andes roughly reaching northern Argentina.


Comments:- Grows to approximately 1.5 - 2metres ( 5-7 ft)

Rainbow Boa - Epicrates cenchria John Fowler &  Rachel Barnes

Rainbow Boa - Epicrates cenchria John Fowler &  Rachel Barnes

Rainbow Boa - Epicrates cenchria John Fowler &  Rachel Barnes

The 3 photos above were taken at the Black Forest Bear Park & Reptile Exhibit (now closed)

Colombian rainbow boa Epicrates cenchria maurus (also known as Epicrates maurus) John Fowler &  Rachel Barnes
Colombian rainbow boa Epicrates cenchria maurus (also known as Epicrates maurus)

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