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Chilabothrus angulifer (COCTEAU & BIBRON, 1840)

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Higher TaxaBoidae (Boinae), Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Cuban Boa
G: Kuba-Schlankboa 
SynonymEpicrates angulifer COCTEAU & BIBRON 1840: 129
Epicrates angulifer — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1844: 560
Epicrates angulifer — BOULENGER 1893: 96
Epicrates angulifer — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 601
Epicrates angulifer — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 194
Epicrates angulifer — GOWER et al. 2012: 61
Chilabothrus angulifer — REYNOLDS et al. 2013
Epicrates angulifer — WALLACH et al. 2014: 272 
DistributionCuba, Isla de la Juventud, Archipelago de los Canarreos,
Archipelago de los Colorados, Archipelago de Sabana-Camaguey

Type locality: Cuba. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 3292. 
CommentFor illustrations see Schwartz and Henderson, 1985; Mehrtens, 1987; Tolson, 1987. 
References
  • Bakowskie, Ronny 2013. Über einen kleinen Tierpark im Nordosten Kubas. Terraria Elaphe 2013 (6): 46-48 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Cocteau, J.-T. and G. Bibron 1838. Reptiles, in R. de la Sagra. Historia Física, Política y Natural de la Isla de Cuba, Tomo IV. Arthus Bertrand, Paris, 142 pp. [1838-1843 - index on page 143] - get paper here
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1844. Erpetologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complete des Reptiles. Vol.6. Libr. Encyclopédique Roret, Paris, 609 pp. - get paper here
  • Esquerré, D & J S Keogh. 2016. Parallel selective pressures drive convergent diversification of phenotypes in pythons and boas. Ecology Letters, 19(7): 800-809 - get paper here
  • Geißler, L. 2005. Exkursionen im Westen Kubas. Reptilia (Münster) 10 (56): 42-49 - get paper here
  • Gower, D.; Garrett, K. & Stafford, P. 2012. Snakes. Firefly Books, Buffalo, NY,<br />144 p..
  • Henderson, Robert W. and Angel Arias Barreto 2001. Epicrates angulifer Bibron Cuban Boa. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (734): 1-4 - get paper here
  • Jan, G. 1864. Iconographie générale des ophidiens. 6. Livraison. J.B. Bailière et Fils, Paris - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Mehrtens, J.M. 1987. Living snakes of the world in color. Sterling Publ. Co., hic., New York, NY: 480 pp.
  • Polleck, R. 1988. Epicrates angulifer BIBRON, 1843. Sauria 10 (1) Suppl.: 097–098 - get paper here
  • Reynolds, R.G.; Matthew L. Niemiller; S. Blair Hedges; Alex Dornburg; Alberto R. Puente-Rolón; Liam J. Revell 2013. Molecular phylogeny and historical biogeography of West Indian boid snakes (Chilabothrus). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
  • Rodríguez-Cabrera, Tomás M.; Javier Torres López, Ruben Marrero, Ernesto Morell Savall, and Ana Sanz Ochotorena 2016. Sexual maturation in free-ranging Chilabothrus angulifer (Serpentes: Boidae) Phyllomedusa 15 (2): 163-174 - get paper here
  • Rodríguez Schettino, Lourdes, Carlos A. Mancina & Vilma Rivalta González 2013. REPTILES OF CUBA: CHECKLIST AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTIONS. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (144): 1-96
  • Schmidt, Dieter 2010. Vermehrung und Zucht von Riesenschlangen. Draco 11 (44): 4-17 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. and Henderson, R.W. 1985. A guide to the identification of the amphibians and reptiles of the West Indies exclusive of Hispaniola. Milwaukee Public Mus., 165 pp.
  • Schwartz, A. and Ogren, L.H. 1956. A collection of reptiles and amphibians from Cuba, with the descriptionof two new forms. Herpetologica 12 (2): 91-110 - get paper here
  • Schwartz,A. & Henderson,R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Tolson, P.J. 1987. Phylogenetics of the boid snake genus Epicrates and Caribbean vicariance theory. Occ. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan (715): 1-68.
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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