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Chilabothrus subflavus (STEJNEGER, 1901)

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Higher TaxaBoidae (Boinae), Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Jamaican (Yellow) Boa
G: Jamaika-Boa 
SynonymEpicrates subflavus STEJNEGER 1901: 469 (substitute name for Epicrates inornatus REINHARDT [part])
Epicrates subflavus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 611
Epicrates subflavus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 199
Chilabothrus subflavus — REYNOLDS et al. 2013
Epicrates subflavus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 274 
DistributionJamaica, Goat I

Type locality: Jamaica. 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: USNM 14507. 
CommentFor illustrations see Schwartz and Henderson, 1985; Mehrtens, 1987; Tolson, 1987. 
References
  • Barbour, T. 1910. Notes on the herpetology of Jamaica. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 52: 273—301 - 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.
  • Newman, Brent C.; Scott E. Henke, Susan E. Koenig and Randy L. Powell 2016. Distribution and General Habitat Use Analysis of the Jamaican Boa (Chilabothrus subflavus). South American J. Herp. 11 (3): 228–234 - get paper here
  • Oliver, W.L.R. 1982. The coney and the yellow snake: the distribution and status of the Jamaican hutia Geocapromys browni and the Jamaican boa Epicrates subflavus. Dodo: J. Jersey Wildl. Preserv. Trust 19:6-33.
  • 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
  • Schulz, Michaela & Marco Schulz 2010. Paarungsauslöser bei Riesenschlangen. Draco 11 (44): 18-22 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • 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.
  • Stejneger, L. 1901. A new systematic name for the yellow boa of Jamaica. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 23: 469-470. - get paper here
  • Tolson, P.J. 1987. Phylogenetics of the boid snake genus Epicrates and Caribbean vicariance theory. Occ. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan (715): 1-68.
  • Tzika, A.C. et al. 2008. Population structure of an endemic vulnerable species, the Jamaican boa (Epicrates subflavus). Molecular Ecology 17: 533–544
  • 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.
  • Wilson, B.S. & Vogel, P. 2000. A survey of the herpetofauna of the Hellshire Hills, Jamaica, including the rediscovery of the Blue-tailed Galliwasp (Celestus duquesneyi Grant). Carib. J. Sci. 36: 244-249
 
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