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Chilabothrus granti (STULL, 1933)

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Higher TaxaBoidae (Boinae), Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Virgin Islands boa
G: Virgin Islands-Schlankboa 
SynonymEpicrates inornatus granti STULL 1933
Epicrates monensis granti — SHEPLAN & SCHWARTZ 1974
Epicrates monensis granti — MAYER & LAZELL 1988
Epicrates granti — PLATENBERG & HARVEY 2010
Chilabothrus granti — RODRÍGUEZ-ROBLES et al. 2015 
DistributionPuerto Rico, British Virgin Islands (Great Camanoe, Guana, Necker, St Thomas, Tortola & Virgin Gorda), Virgin Islands (US): Culebra, St. Thomas, Tortola, Cayo Diablo

Type locality: Tortola Island  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 33947 
CommentAbundance: This is the most common snake in the British Virgin Islands. 
  • Mayer,G.C. & Lazell,J. 1988. Distributional records for reptiles and amphibians from the Puerto Rico Bank. Herpetological Review 19 91): 23-24 - get paper here
  • Platenberg, R.J., Harvey, D.S., 2010. Endangered species and land use conflicts: a case study of the Virgin Islands Boa (Epicrates granti). Herp. Cons. Biol. 5: 548–554
  • 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
  • Rodriguez-Robles, Javier A., Tereza Jezkova, Matthew K. Fujita, Peter J. Tolson, Miguel A. Garcia 2015. Genetic divergence and diversity in the Mona and Virgin Islands Boas, Chilabothrus monensis (Epicrates monensis) (Serpentes: Boidae), West Indian snakes of special conservation concern. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 88: 144-153; doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2015.03.019 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1988. West Indian Amphibian and Reptiles: A Checklist. Milwaukee Publ. Mus. Contr. Biol. Geol. No. 74: 264 pp.
  • Stull, O.G. 1933. Two new subspecies of the family Boidae. Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan (267): 1-4.
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