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Higher TaxaBoidae (Boinae), Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesChilabothrus striatus striatus (FISCHER 1856)
Chilabothrus striatus exagistus (SHEPLAN & SCHWARTZ 1974)
Chilabothrus striatus warreni (SHEPLAN & SCHWARTZ 1974) 
Common NamesE: Hispaniolan Boa, Haitian Boa; exagistus: Tiburon boa; warreni: Île de la Tortue boa
G: Haiti-Boa 
SynonymHomalochilus striatus FISCHER 1856: 102
Homalochilus striatus — JAN 1864
Homalochilus striatus — GARMAN 1887: 279
Epicrates striatus — BOULENGER 1893: 96
Epicrates striatus striatus — SHEPLAN & SCHWARTZ 1974
Epicrates striatus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 609
Epicrates striatus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 198
Chilabothrus striatus — REYNOLDS et al. 2013
Epicrates striatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 274

Chilabothrus striatus exagistus SHEPLAN & SCHWARTZ 1974
Epicrates striatus exagistus SHEPLAN & SCHWARTZ 1974: 72
Epicrates striatus exagistus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988
Chilabothrus striatus exagistus — REYNOLDS et al. 2013

Chilabothrus striatus warreni SHEPLAN & SCHWARTZ 1974
Epicrates striatus warreni SHEPLAN & SCHWARTZ 1974: 74
Epicrates striatus warreni — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988
Chilabothrus striatus warreni — REYNOLDS et al. 2013 

striatus: Hispaniola; Île de la Gonâve; Isla Saona; intergrades with E. s. exagistus. Type locality: Santo Domingo and St. Thomas; restricted by Sheplan and Schwartz, 1974, to the city of Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, República Dominicana.

exagistus: Hispaniola: Haiti, distal portion of the Tiburon Peninsula, east to Les Basses, but presumably occurring further east. Type locality: Camp Perrin, Departement du Sud, Haiti.

warreni: Île de la Tortue; Type locality: Vicinity of Palmiste, lIe de la Tortue, Haiti.  
TypesSyntypes: lost, formerly in ZMH, now destroyed.
Holotype: MCZ 125603 [exagistus]
Holotype: MCZ 125604 [warreni] 
CommentIllustrations: see Cochran, 1941; Mehrtens, 1987; Tolson, 1987.

Synonymy: many subspecies previously assigned to Epicrates striatus are now assigned to Chilabothrus strigilatus. 
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  • Barbour, Thomas 1941. A new boa from the Bahamas. Proc. New England zool. Club 18: 61-65
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Cochran, D.M. 1941. The herpetology of Hispaniola. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 177: vii + 398 pp. - get paper here
  • Fischer, J.G. 1856. Neue Schlangen des Hamburgischen Naturhistorischen Museums. Abhandl. Nat. Ver. Hamburg 3 (4): 79-116 - get paper here
  • Garman, S. 1887. On West Indian reptiles in the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Cambridge, Mass. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 24: 278-286. - get paper here
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  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Mehrtens, J.M. 1987. Living snakes of the world in color. Sterling Publ. Co., hic., New York, NY: 480 pp.
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1988. West Indian Amphibian and Reptiles: A Checklist. Milwaukee Publ. Mus. Contr. Biol. Geol. No. 74: 264 pp.
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Sheplan, B.R., and Schwartz, A. 1974. Hispaniolan boas of the genus Epicrates (Serpentes, Boidae) and their Antillean relationships. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 45:57-143.
  • 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. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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