Eryx miliaris

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Eryx miliaris
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Boidae
Genus: Eryx
E. miliaris
Binomial name
Eryx miliaris
(Pallas, 1773)
  • Anguis miliaris Pallas, 1773
  • Eryx miliaris Eichwald, 1831[1]

Eryx miliaris, known commonly as the Dwarf sand boa, is a species of snake in the Boidae family. The species is endemic to Asia.[2][3]

Geographic range[edit]

E. miliaris is found in Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, southern Russia, and northwestern China.[1]


  1. ^ a b The Reptile Database.
  2. ^ "Eryx miliaris". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved August 16, 2010.
  3. ^ McDiarmid, Roy W., Jonathan A. Campbell, and T'Shaka A. Touré, 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Washington, District of Columbia: Herpetologists' League. xi + 511 pp.

Further reading[edit]

  • Eichwald [K]E. 1831. Zoologia specialis quam expositis animalibus tum vivis, tum fossilibus potissimum rossiae in universum, et poloniae in specie, in usum lectionum publicarum in Universitate Caesarea Vilnensi habendarum. Pars posterior. Vilnius: J. Zawadzki. pp. 116–197. (Eryx miliaris, p. 176). (in Latin).
  • Pallas PS. 1773. Reise durch verschiedene Provinzen des Russischen Reichs. Zwenter Theil [Volume 2]. St. Petersburg, Russia: Russian Academy of Sciences. 744 pp. (Anguis miliaris, new species, p. 718). (in German and Latin).