Chilabothrus striatus

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Chilabothrus striatus
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Captive Chilabothrus striatus in a terrarium
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Boidae
Genus: Chilabothrus
C. striatus
Binomial name
Chilabothrus striatus
(J.G. Fischer, 1856)
  • Homalochilus striatus
    J.G. Fischer, 1856
  • Epicrates striatus
    Steindachner, 1864
  • Chilabothrus striatus
    Reynolds et al., 2013

Chilabothrus striatus, known commonly as the Hispaniolan boa, is a species of snake in the family Boidae.[2] The species is endemic to the West Indies.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Chilabothrus striatus is found in The Bahamas, the Bimini Islands, and on Hispaniola.


Close-up of head of Chilabothrus striatus showing vertical pupil characteristic of the genus Chilabothrus

Three subspecies are recognized including the nominotypical subspecies.[3]

Nota bene: A trinomial authority in parentheses indicates that the subspecies was originally described in a genus other than Chilabothrus.


The subspecific name, warreni, is in honor of C. Rhea Warren who collected herpetological specimens on Île de la Tortue.[4]


  1. ^ "Chilabothrus striatus ". The Reptile Database.
  2. ^ "Epicrates ". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  3. ^ 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 striatus, pp. 186-186).
  4. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp.
    ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Epicrates striatus fowleri, p. 93; Epicrates striatus warreni, p. 280).

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA (1893). Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume I., Containing the Families ... Boidæ ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiii + 448 pp. + Plates I-XXVIII. (Epicrates striatus, pp. 96-97).
  • Fischer JG (1856). "Neue Schlangen des Hamburgischen Naturhistorischen Museums ". Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Naturwissenschaften Verein in Hamburg 3 (4): 79-116. (Homalochilus striatus, new species, pp. 102–106 + Plate II, Figures 2a & 2b). (in German).
  • Sheplan BR, Schwartz A (1974). "Hispaniolan Boas of the genus Epicrates (Serpentes, Boidae) and their Antillean relationships". Annals of Carnegie Museum of Natural History 45: 57-143.