Eunectes beniensis

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Eunectes beniensis
Eunectes beniensis, Rio Beni, Puerto Salinas, El Beni, Bolovia.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Boidae
Genus: Eunectes
Species: E. beniensis
Binomial name
Eunectes beniensis
Dirksen, 2002
Common names: Bolivian anaconda, Beni anaconda

Eunectes beniensis is a nonvenomous boa species found in northeastern parts Beni Province of Bolivia, It is endemic to Bolivia.

Taxonomy[edit]

The four-metre long Eunectes beniensis was initially believed to be the result of hybridization between green and yellow anacondas, but was later determined to be a distinct species. The taxonomic status is not clear, due to less information and the appearance similarity to Eunectes notaeus. It is closely related to Eunectes notaeus and Eunectes deschauenseei.

Habitat[edit]

Usually aquatic muddy swampy flooded areas.

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References[edit]

  • http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/174126/0
  • Dirksen, Lutz 2002. Anakondas. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 190 pp.
  • Dirksen, Lutz, and Wolfgang Böhme 2005. Studies on anacondas III. A reappraisal of Eunectes beniensis Dirksen, 2002, from Bolivia, and a key to the species of the genus Eunectes Wagler, 1830 (Serpentes: Boidae). Russian Journal of Herpetology 12 (3): 223-229.
  • Reed, R.N. and G.H. Rodda 2009. Giant Constrictors: Biological and Management Profiles and an Establishment Risk Assessment for Nine Large Species of Pythons, Anacondas, and the Boa Constrictor. U.S. Geological Survey, xviii + 323 pp.
  • Anonymous (1963), «Hybrid anacondas», Anim. Kingdom, 66, 31.
  • Dirksen L. (1995), Zur Reptilienfauna Boliviens unter spezieller Berücksichtigung taxonomischer und zoogeographischer Aspekte. MSc Thesis, Univ. of Bonn, Bonn.
  • Dirksen L. (2000), Monographische Revision der Gattung Eunectes Wagler, 1830 (Serpentes, Boidae). PhD Thesis, Univ. of Bonn, Bonn.

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