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Eunectes notaeus COPE, 1862

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Higher TaxaBoidae (Boinae), Henophidia, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Yellow Anaconda
G: Paraguay-Anakonda, Gelbe Anakonda 
SynonymEunectes notaeus COPE 1862: 70
Eunectes murinus PERACCA 1895 (nec LINNAEUS)
Eunectes wieningeri STEINDACHNER 1903: 15
Eunectes notaeus — KAHL et al. 1980: 207
Eunectes notaeus - CEI 1993
Eunectes notaeus — LEYNAUD & BUCHER 1999: 14
Eunectes notaeus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 201 
DistributionBolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, W Brazil (Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Paraná [HR 27: 216], São Paulo), NE Argentina (Chaco, Corrientes, Entre Rios, Formosa, Misiones, Santa Fé).

Type locality: Paraguay River and its tributaries 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.
 
TypesHolotype: USNM 4707 (lost fide Dirksen) 
CommentHybrids between Eunectes notaeus and E. murinus have been described and E. deschauenseei is extremely closely related to E. notaeus (fide DIRKSEN & BÖHME 1998). 
References
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