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)
  • 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.



Eight subspecies are recognized including the nominate race.


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]


  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.