Eryx somalicus

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Eryx somalicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Boidae
Subfamily: Erycinae
Genus: Eryx
Species: E. somalicus
Binomial name
Eryx somalicus
Scortecci, 1939

Eryx somalicus, known commonly as the Somalian sand boa, is a species of snake in the Boidae family.[1][2] As its scientific name and common name suggest, it is found in Somalia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eryx". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  2. ^ McDiarmid, Roy W., Jonathan A. Campbell, and T'Shaka A. Touré. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Washington, District of Columbia: Herpetologists' League. xi + 511 pp.

Further reading[edit]

  • Scortecci G. 1939. "Spedizione zoologica del Marchese Saverio Patrizi nel Basso Giuba e nell'Oltre Giuba. Giugno-agosto 1934. XII. Rettili Ofidi ". Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Giacomo Doria 58: 263-291. (Eryx somalicus, new species, p. 269). (in Italian).