Corallus annulatus

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Corallus annulatus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Boidae
Genus: Corallus
C. annulatus
Binomial name
Corallus annulatus
(Cope, 1875)
  • Xiphostoma annulatum - Cope, 1875
  • Corallus annulatus - Boulenger, 1893
  • Boa annulata [annulata] - Rendahl & Vestergren, 1940
  • [Corallus] a[nnulata]. annulata - Peters, 1957
  • Corallus annulatus annulatus - Peters & Orejas-Miranda, 1970[1]

Corallus annulatus is a non-venomous boa species found in Central and South America. Three subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here.[2]

Common names: ringed tree boa,[3] annulated tree boa, northern annulated tree boa.


The color pattern consists of a brownish-red ground color overlaid with blackish rings or netlike reticulations.[3]

Geographic range[edit]

Found in Central America in eastern Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama. Also in South America in Pacific Colombia and northwestern Ecuador. The type locality given is "Costa Rica."[1]


Subspecies[2] Taxon author[2] Common name Geographic range
C. a. annulatus (Cope, 1875) Northern annulated tree boa
C. a. blombergi (Rendahl & Vestergren, 1940) Ecuadorian annulated tree boa
C. a. colombianus (Rendahl & Vestergren, 1940) Colombian annulated tree boa

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  2. ^ a b c "Corallus annulatus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 14 July 2008.
  3. ^ a b Mehrtens JM. 1987. Living Snakes of the World in Color. New York: Sterling Publishers. 480 pp. ISBN 0-8069-6460-X.

Further reading[edit]

  • Peters JA, Orejas-Miranda B. 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part 1. Snakes. Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus. 297: 1-347.

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