Epicrates striatus

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Epicrates striatus
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Boidae
Genus: Epicrates
Species: E. striatus
Binomial name
Epicrates striatus
(J.G. Fischer, 1856)
Synonyms[1]
  • Homalochilus striatus
    J.G. Fischer, 1856
  • Epicrates striatus
    Steindachner, 1864
  • Chilabothrus striatus
    Reynolds et al., 2013

Epicrates 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]

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

Subspecies[edit]

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Eight subspecies are recognized including the nominate race.

Etymology[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chilabothrus striatus ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  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. 185-186).
  4. ^ a b 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]

  • Fischer JG (1856). "Neue Schlangen des Hamburgischen Naturhistorischen Museums ". Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Naturwissenschaften Verein in Hamburg 3 (4): 79-116. (Homalochilus striatus, pp. 102–106 + Plate II, Figures 2a & 2b).
  • 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.