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Boa nebulosa LAZELL, 1964

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Higher TaxaBoidae (Boinae), Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Dominican Boa Constrictor
G: Dominica-Boa 
SynonymConstrictor constrictor nebulosus LAZELL 1964: 264
Boa constrictor nebulosa — BINDER & LAMP 2007
Boa nebulosa — BONNY 2007
Boa nebulosa — ANGIN 2015
Boa nebulosa — REYNOLDS & HENDERSON 2018: 7
Boa nebulosa — MURPHY & CRUTCHFIELD 2019
Boa nebulosa — HEDGES et al. 2019 
DistributionDominica

Type locality: Woodford Hill, Dominica.  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: MCZ R65493, adult female; paratypes: MCZ 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A Constrictor with a prominent snout and a strikingly convex canthus; 59 to 69 dorsal scale rows at midbody, 258 to 273 ventrals, and 32 to 35 very obscure, irregular transverse markings to the level of the anus ; dorsal ground color very dark, clouded, grey-brown; venter ash to slate grey, blotched and mottled with black ; both loreal and subocular stripes absent, or, at most, partially indicated and largely obsolete ; infralabials and chin merely grey [Lazell 1964] 
Comment 
Etymology 
References
  • Angin B. 2014. Bat predation by the Dominica Boa (Boa nebulosa). Caribbean Herpetology 51:1-2 - get paper here
  • Binder, S. & Lamp, A. 2007. Boa constrictor. Die Abgottschlange. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 207 pp. - get paper here
  • Bonny, Klaus 2007. Die Gattung Boa. KUS-Verlag, 262 pp. [review in Elaphe 17 (1): 30]
  • Hedges SB, Powell R, Henderson RW, Hanson S, and Murphy JC 2019. Definition of the Caribbean Islands biogeographic region, with checklist and recommendations for standardized common names of amphibians and reptiles. Caribbean Herpetology 67: 1–53
  • Lazell, James D., Jr. 1964. The Lesser Antillean representatives of Bothrops and Constrictor. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 132 (3): 245-273 - get paper here
  • Murphy, John C. & Tom Crutchfield 2019. Giant Snakes - A Natural History. Book Services, 345 pp. - get paper here
  • Reynolds, R. Graham and Robert W. Henderson 2018. Boas of the World (Superfamily Booidae): A Checklist With Systematic, Taxonomic, and Conservation Assessments. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology Sep 2018, Vol. 162, No. 1: 1-58. - get paper here
 
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