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A Listing of Boas of the World

Includes Mauritius Snakes or Splitjaw Snakes
(Round Island Boas)

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Estuarine or Salt-Water Crocodile - Crocodylus porosus


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Scientific Name
Common Name
Boa constrictor amarali Amaral’s Boa Constrictor
Boa constrictor constrictor Red-tailed Boa Constrictor
Boa constrictor imperator Common Northern Boa Constrictor
Boa constrictor longicauda Tumbes Peru Boa Constrictor
Boa constrictor melanogaster Ecuadorian Boa Constrictor
Boa constrictor nebulosa Dominican Clouded Boa Constrictor
Boa constrictor occidentalis Argentine Boa Constrictor
Boa constrictor orophias St. Lucia Boa Constrictor
Boa constrictor ortonii Orton’s Boa Constrictor
Boa constrictor sabogae Pearl Island Boa Constrictor
Acrantophis dumerili Duméril’s Boa
Acrantophis madagascariensis Madagascar Ground Boa
Sanzinia (was Boa) manditra *Madagascar Tree Boa
Candoia aspera New Guinean Boa or Viper Boa
Candoia bibroni australis Solomon Island Tree Boa
Candoia bibroni bibroni Fiji Boa
Candoia carinata carinata Pacific Boa
Candoia carinata paulsoni Paulson’s Bevelnosed Boa
Candoia superciliosa Palau Bevelnosed Boa
Corallus annulatus annulatus Northern Annulated Tree Boa
Corallus annulatus blombergi Ecuadorian Annulated Tree Boa
Corallus annulatus colombianus Colombian Annulated Tree Boa
Corallus caninus Emerald Tree Boa
Corallus cookii Cook’s Tree Boa
Corallus cropanii Cropan’s Boa
Corallus grenadensis Grenadian Tree Boa
Corallus hortulanus Amazon tree Boa
Corallus ruschenbergerii Central American Tree Boa
Epicrates (Chilabothrus) angulifer Cuban Tree Boa
Epicrates cenchria alvarezi (or Epicrates alvarezi) Argentine Rainbow Boa
Epicrates (Chilabothrus) argentum *Bahamian Silver Boa
Epicrates cenchria assisi (or Epicrates assisi) Caatinga Rainbow Boa
Epicrates cenchria barbouri Marajo Island Rainbow Boa
Epicrates cenchria cenchria Brazilian Rainbow Boa
Epicrates cenchria crassus (or Epicrates crassus) Paraguayan Rainbow Boa
Epicrates cenchria gaigei Peruvian Rainbow Boa
Epicrates cenchria hygrophilus Espirito Santo Rainbow Boa
Epicrates cenchria maurus (or Epicrates maurus) Colombian Rainbow Boa
Epicrates cenchria polylepis Central Highland Rainbow Boa
Epicrates (Chilabothrus) chrysogaster chrysogaster Turks & Caicos Island Boa
Epicrates chrysogaster relicquus Great Inagua Island Boa
Epicrates chrysogaster schwartzi Acklins Island Boa
Epicrates (Chilabothrus) exsul Abaco Island Boa
Epicrates (Chilabothrus) fordii agametus St. Nicholas Ground Boa
Epicrates (Chilabothrus) fordii fordii Haitian Ground Boa
Epicrates (Chilabothrus) fordii manototus Haitian Ground Boa
Epicrates (Chilabothrus) gracilis gracilis Haitia Tree Boa
Epicrates (Chilabothrus) gracilis hapalus Coastal Tree Boa
Epicrates (Chilabothrus) inornatus Puerto Rican Boa
Epicrates (Chilabothrus) monensis granti Virgin Island tree Boa
Epicrates (Chilabothrus) monensis monensis Mona Island Boa
Epicrates (Chilabothrus) striatus ailurus Cat Island Boa
Epicrates (Chilabothrus) striatus exagistus Tiburon Peninsula Boa
Epicrates (Chilabothrus) striatus fosteri Bimini Island Boa
Epicrates (Chilabothrus) striatus fowleri Andros Island Boa
Epicrates (Chilabothrus) striatus mccraniei Ragged Island Boa
Epicrates (Chilabothrus) striatus striatus Hispaniolan Boa
Epicrates striatus strigilatus (or Chilabothrus strigilatus) New Providence Island Boa
Epicrates (Chilabothrus) striatus warreni Tortuga Boa
Epicrates (Chilabothrus) subflavus Jamaican Boa
Eunectes beniensis (status uncertain) Bolivian Anaconda, or Beni Anaconda
Eunectes deschauenseei Dark-spotted Anaconda or De Schauensee’s Anaconda
Eunectes murinus gigas Green Anaconda
Eunectes murinus murinus Green Anaconda
Eunectes notaeus Yellow Anaconda
Charina bottae Northern Rubber Boa
Calabaria (was Charina) reinhardtii Calabar Boa (Note that although this species is often called a Calabar python, it is actually a Boa!) THIS SPECIES LAYS EGGS
Charina trivirgata gracia Desert Rosy Boa
Charina trivirgata roseofusca Coastal Rosy Boa
Charina trivirgata trivirgata Mexican Rosy Boa
Charina umbratica Southern Rubber Boa
Eryx elegans Central Asia Sand Boa
Eryx jaculus Javelin Sand Boa
Eryx johnii Indian Sand Boa
Eryx miliaris Dwarf Sand Boa
Eryx somalicus Somalian Sand Boa
Eryx tataricus speciosus Tartar Sand Boa
Eryx tataricus tataricus Tartar Sand Boa
Eryx tataricus vittatus Tartar Sand Boa
Eryx whitakeri Whitaker's Sand Boa
Gongylophis colubrinus Egyptian Sand Boa or Kenyan Sand Boa
Gongylophis conicus Rough-scaled Sand Boa
Gongylophis muelleri Saharan Sand Boa - THIS SPECIES LAYS EGGS

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.

Scientific Name Common Name
Bolyeria multocarinata Round Island burrowing Boa - (Presumed extinct -Last seen in 1975)
Casarea dussumieri  Round Island Ground Boa


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