Mona Island boa

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Mona Island boa
Mona Boa coiled with tongue extended.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Boidae
Genus: Chilabothrus
C. monensis
Binomial name
Chilabothrus monensis
(Zenneck, 1898)
  • Epicrates monensis
    Zenneck, 1898
  • Epicrates gracilis monensis
    Stimson, 1969
  • Epicrates monensis
    Schwartz & Henderson, 1991
  • Chilabothrus monensis
    Reynolds et al., 2013
  • Epicrates monensis
    Wallach et al., 2014 [2]

The Mona Island boa (Chilabothrus monensis) is a species of snake in the family Boidae.[3] It is endemic to the West Indies.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Chilabothrus monensis is found in the West Indies, around Mona Island and Cayo Diablo near Puerto Rico, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and in the British Virgin Islands: Tortola, Great Camanoe, Necker, and Virgin Gorda.


Two subspecies are recognized, including the nominotypical subspecies.


  1. ^ Tolson P (1996). "Chilabothrus granti ". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1996: e.T7829A12853577. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T7829A12853577.en. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Chilabothrus monensis ". The Reptile Database.
  3. ^ "Epicrates". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  4. ^ Schwartz A, Thomas R (1975). A Check-list of West Indian Amphibians and Reptiles. Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication No. 1. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Carnegie Museum of Natural History. 216 pp. (Epicrates monensis, p. 185).

Further reading[edit]

  • Zenneck J (1898). "Die Zeichnung der Boiden ". Zeitschrift für Wissenschaftliche Zoologie 64: 1-384. (Epicrates monensis, new species, pp. 64–66). (in German).