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A Listing of Boas of the World

Includes Mauritius Snakes or Splitjaw Snakes
(Round Island Boas)

Order Boidae

Estuarine or Salt-Water Crocodile - Crocodylus porosus


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Common Name

Scientific Name

*Duméril’s Boa

Acrantophis dumerili

Madagascar Ground Boa

Acrantophis madagascariensis

Amaral’s Boa Constrictor or Bolivian Red-tailed Boa

Boa constrictor amarali
(invalid subspecies)

Red-tailed Boa Constrictor or Common Boa

Boa constrictor constrictor

Tumbes Peru Boa Constrictor

Boa constrictor longicauda
(invalid subspecies)

Ecuadorian Boa Constrictor or Black Bellied Boa

Boa constrictor melanogaster (invalid subspecies)

Argentine Boa Constrictor

Boa constrictor occidentalis

Orton’s Boa Constrictor

Boa constrictor ortonii

*Northern Boa Constrictor or Hog Island Boa

Boa imperator

Pearl Island Boa Constrictor

Boa imperator sabogae
(invalid subspecies)

Dominican Clouded Boa Constrictor

Boa nebulosa

St. Lucia Boa Constrictor

Boa orophias (was Boa constrictor orophias)

Tres Marías Islands Boa

Boa sigma (Status uncertain)

Calabar Boa (Note that although this species is often called a Calabar python, it is actually a Boa!) THIS SPECIES LAYS EGGS

Calabaria (was Charina) reinhardtii

Bismarck Archipelago Boa

Candoia aspera aspera

New Guinean Viper Boa

Candoia aspera schmidti

Pacific Tree Boa

Candoia bibroni

Solomon Island Tree Boa

Candoia bibroni australis (invalid subspecies)

Fiji Boa

Candoia bibroni bibroni (invalid subspecies)

Western Schneider’s Bevelnosed Boa

Candoia carinata carinata

Tepedelen’s Bevelnosed Boa

Candoia carinata tepedeleni

McDowell’s Bevelnosed Boa

Candoia paulsoni mcdowelli

Paulson’s Bevelnosed Boa or Solomons Ground Boa

Candoia paulson paulsoni

Misima Island Bevelnosed Boa

Candoia paulsoni rosadoi

Woodlark Island Bevelnosed Boa

Candoia paulsoni sadlieri

Indonesian Bevelnosed Boa

Candoia paulsoni tasmai

Paulson’s Bevelnosed Boa (Subspecies)

Candoia paulsoni vindumi

Palau Bevelnosed Boa

Candoia superciliosa superciliosa

Ngeaur Island Bevelnosed Boa

Candoia superciliosa crombiei

Northern Rubber Boa

Charina bottae

Southern Rubber Boa

Charina umbratica

Bahamian Silver Boa

Chilabothrus argentum

Cuban Tree Boa

Chilabothrus (was Epicrates ) angulifer

Virgin Island tree Boa

Chilabothrus granti (was Epicrates monensis granti)

Mona Island Boa

Chilabothrus (was Epicrates) monensis

Tiburon Peninsula Boa

Chilabothrus (was Epicrates ) striatus exagistus

Hispaniolan or Dominican Red Mountain Boa

Chilabothrus (was Epicrates ) striatus striatus

Tortuga Boa

Chilabothrus (was Epicrates ) striatus warreni

Turks & Caicos Island Boa

Chilabothrus (Epicrates ) chrysogaster chrysogaster?

Great Inagua Island Boa

Chilabothrus (was Epicrates) chrysogaster relicquus

Acklins Island Boa or Crooked Acklins Boa

Chilabothrus schwartzi ( was Epicrates) chrysogaster schwartzi

Abaco Island Boa

Chilabothrus (was Epicrates ) exsul

St. Nicholas Ground Boa

Chilabothrus (was Epicrates ) fordii agametus

Haitian Ground Boa

Chilabothrus (was Epicrates) fordii fordii

Haitian Ground Boa

Chilabothrus (was Epicrates ) fordii manototus

Haitia Tree Boa

Chilabothrus (was Epicrates ) gracilis gracilis

Coastal Tree Boa

Chilabothrus (was Epicrates ) gracilis hapalus


Chilabothrus (was Epicrates ) granti

Puerto Rican Boa

Chilabothrus (was Epicrates ) inornatus

Cat Island Boa

Chilabothrus strigilatus ailurus (was Epicrates striatus ailurus)

Bimini Island Boa

Chilabothrus strigilatus fosteri (was Epicrates striatus fosteri)

Andros Island Boa

Chilabothrus strigilatus fowleri (was Epicrates striatus fowleri)

Ragged Island Boa

Chilabothrus strigilatus mccraniei (was Epicrates striatus mccraniei)

New Providence Island Boa?

Chilabothrus strigilatus strigilatus (was Epicrates striatus strigilatus)

Jamaican Boa

Chilabothrus (was Epicrates ) subflavus

Northern Annulated Tree Boa

Corallus annulatus

Ecuadorian Annulated Tree Boa

Corallus annulatus blombergi (Invalid Subspecies)

Colombian Annulated Tree Boa

Corallus annulatus colombianus (Invalid Subspecies)

Amazon Basin Emerald Tree Boa

Corallus batesii

Tree Boa?

Corallus blombergii

Emerald Tree Boa

Corallus caninus

Cook’s Tree Boa

Corallus cookii

Cropan’s Boa

Corallus cropanii

Grenadian Tree Boa

Corallus grenadensis

Amazon tree Boa

Corallus hortulanus

Central American Tree Boa

Corallus ruschenbergerii

Argentine Rainbow Boa

Epicrates alvarezi (was Epicrates cenchria alvarezi)

Caatinga Rainbow Boa

Epicrates assisi (was Epicrates cenchria assisi )

Marajo Island Rainbow Boa

Epicrates cenchria barbouri

*Brazilian Rainbow Boa

Epicrates cenchria

Paraguayan Rainbow Boa

Epicrates crassus (was Epicrates cenchria crassus)

Equador Rainbow Boa

Epicrates cenchria gaigei (invalid subspecies)

Espirito Santo Rainbow Boa

Epicrates cenchria hygrophilus (invalid subspecies)

*Colombian Rainbow Boa

Epicrates maurus (was Epicrates cenchria maurus)

Central Highland Rainbow Boa

Epicrates cenchria polylepis (invalid subspecies)

Central Asia Sand Boa

Eryx elegans

Somalian Sand Boa

Eryx borrii

Javelin Sand Boa

Eryx jaculus


Eryx jayakari

Indian Sand Boa

Eryx johnii

Dwarf Sand Boa

Eryx miliaris

Somalian Sand Boa

Eryx somalicus

Tartar Sand Boa

Eryx tataricus speciosus

Egyptian Sand Boa or Kenyan Sand Boa

Eryx (was Gongylophis) colubrinus

Rough-scaled Sand Boa

Eryx (was Gongylophis) conicus


Eryx muelleri

Tartar Sand Boa

Eryx tataricus

Tartar Sand Boa

Eryx vittatus (was E. tataricus vittatus)

Whitaker's Sand Boa

Eryx whitakeri

Bolivian Anaconda, or Beni Anaconda

Eunectes beniensis

Dark-spotted Anaconda or De Schauensee’s Anaconda

Eunectes deschauenseei

Green Anaconda

Eunectes murinus gigas (Invalid subspecies)

Green Anaconda

Eunectes murinus

Yellow Anaconda

Eunectes notaeus

Oaxacan Dwarf Boa

Exilaboa placata

Rosy Boa or Northern Three-lined Boa

Lichanura orcutti

Desert Rosy Boa

Lichanura (was Charina) trivirgata gracia (invalid subspecies)

Coastal Rosy Boa

Lichanura (was Charina) trivirgata roseofusca (invalid subspecies)

Rosy Boa

Lichanura (was Charina) trivirgata

Madagascar Tree Boa

Sanzinia madagascariensis (was S. manditra)

Madagascar Ground Boa or Nosy Komba Ground Boa

Sanzinia volontany (was Sanzinia manditra volontany

Isthmian Dwarf Boa

Ungaliophis continentalis

Panamanian Dwarf Boa

Ungaliophis panamensis

Round Island Boas
(also called Mauritius Snakes and Splitjaw Snakes) are no longer regarded as Boas (Boidae family) and are now in the Bolyeriidae family.

Common Name

Scientific Name

Round Island Burrowing Boa
(Presumed extinct -Last seen in 1975)

Bolyeria multocarinata

Round Island Ground Boa

Casarea dussumieri 


Superfamily Booidea
Reptile Database


Mark O'Shea

Boas of the World (Superfamily Booidae):
A Checklist With Systematic, Taxonomic, and Conservation Assessments

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Boas and Pythons of the World Complete Boa Constrictor: A Comprehensive Guide to the Care, Breeding, and Geographic Races


Reptiles of Australia


Pythons of Australia




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