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Corallus cropanii (HOGE, 1953)

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Higher TaxaBoidae (Boinae), Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesPortuguese: Boa-de-Cropani, Boa-de-Cropan, Jiboia-do-Ribeira, Jiboia-Dourada 
SynonymXenoboa cropanii HOGE 1953: 27
Xenoboa cropanii — STIMSON 1969
Xenoboa cropanii — KLUGE 1991: 16
Corallus cropanii — KLUGE 1991: 47
Corallus cropanii — HENDERSON 1997
Corallus cropanii — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 191
Corallus cropanii — GOWER et al. 2012: 62
Corallus cropanii — WALLACH et al. 2014: 183
Corallus cropanii — REYNOLDS & HENDERSON 2018: 18
Corallus cropanii — NOGUEIRA et al. 2019 
DistributionBrazil (Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais)

Type locality: Miracatu, State of São Paulo, Brazil  
TypesHolotype: IBSP (= IB) 15.200 (Instituto Butantan), adult male 
CommentOne of the rarest boas in the world with only three specimens in scientific collections (Henderson 1997).

Habitat: fully arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
EtymologyNamed after Ottorino de Fiori, Baron de Cropani, an Italian who became Professor of Geology and Paleontology, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil (1935). After 1953 he became Director, Instituto Vulcanologico, Catania, Sicily. 
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