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REPTILES OF THE WORLD - Boas of the World

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 cenchria 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

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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)


LINKS

 

Epicrates cenchria

Wikipedia

Brazilian Rainbow Boa Care Sheet
Moonlight Boas

 


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