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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Tropidophiidae
Genus: Trachyboa
W. Peters, 1860[1]
Common names: eyelash boas.

Trachyboa is a genus of nonvenomous dwarf boas endemic to Central and South America. They are largely terrestrial fish-eating snakes that inhabit tropical lowlands. Currently, 2 species are recognized.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

Species of Trachyboa are found in Central and South America in Panama, Pacific Colombia, and Ecuador.[1]


Species[2] Taxon author[2] Common name Geographic range[1]
T. boulengeri Peracca, 1910 northern eyelash boa From Panama in the Chocó region through Pacific Colombia to Ecuador.
T. gularisT W. Peters, 1860 Ecuadorian eyelash boa Ecuador in the dry regions along the coast.

T) Type species.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Washington, District of Columbia: Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  2. ^ a b c "Trachyboa". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 August 2007. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA. 1893. Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume I., Containing the Families ... Boidæ ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiii + 448 pp. + Plates I-XXVIII. (Genus Trachyboa, p. 109).
  • Freiberg M. 1982. Snakes of South America. Hong Kong: T.F.H. Publications. 189 pp. ISBN 0-87666-912-7. (Genus Trachyboa, p. 88).
  • Goin CJ, Goin OB, Zug GR. Introduction to Herpetology, Third Edition. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman. xi + 378 pp. ISBN 0-7167-0020-4. (Genus Trachyboa, p. 320).
  • Peters W. 1860. "Eine neue Gattung von Riesenschlangen vor, welche von einem gebornen Preussen, Hrn. Carl Reiss, in Guayaquil nebst mehreren andern werthvollen Naturalien dem zoologischen Museum zugesandt worden ist ". Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1860: 200-202. (Trachyboa, new genus, p. 200). (in German).

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