Candoia bibroni australis

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Candoia bibroni australis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Boidae
Genus: Candoia
Species: C. bibroni
Subspecies: C. b. australis
Trinomial name
Candoia bibroni australis
(Montrouzier, 1860)
Synonyms
  • Boa australis Montrouzier, 1860
  • Enygrus australis
    Boulenger, 1893
  • Enygrus bibroni australis
    Sarasin & Roux, 1913
  • Candoia bibronii australis
    Forcart, 1951
  • Candoia bibroni australis
    Stimson, 1969[1]
Common names: Solomon Island tree boa.

Candoia bibroni australis is a nonvenomous boa subspecies[2] endemic to the Solomon Islands.

Description[edit]

Adults can grow up to 2 to 5 feet (0.6 to 1.5 m) in total length (including tail). Mature females are typically much larger than the males. Longevity is 10 years or more.[3]

Geographic range[edit]

Found in the Solomon Islands.[3]

The type locality given is "Nouvelle-Calédonie" (New Caledonia).[1]

Feeding[edit]

The young will prey on small frogs and lizards, while adults will feed on larger prey such as smaller rodents.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Washington: District of Columbia: Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  2. ^ "Candoia bibroni australis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 14 July 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c Griswold B, Bartlett RD. 2001. Reptiles, Amphibians, and Invertebrates: An Identification and Care Guide. Barron's Educational Series, Inc. 257 pp. ISBN 0-7641-1650-9

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