Taxon profile


Boa Constrictor
Boa constrictor Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  order Squamata - lizards and snakes »  family Boidae - boas and pythons »  genus Boa

Scientific synonyms

Constrictor constrictor constrictor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Constrictor constrictor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Constrictor auspex Laurenti, 1768
Boa constrictrix Schneider, 1801 (unjustified emendation) u.em.
Constrictor diviniloquus Laurenti, 1768
Constrictor formosissimus Laurenti, 1768
Constrictor rex serpentum Laurenti, 1768

Other names

= Common boa
= Red-tailed boa



Boa constrictor - Boa Constrictor

Author: Pavel Zuber

Boa constrictor - Boa Constrictor

Author: Pavel Zuber

Boa constrictor - Boa Constrictor

Author: Pavel Zuber


Included taxa

Number of records: 10

subspecies Boa constrictor amarali (Stull, 1932) - Amaral's Boa
subspecies Boa constrictor constrictor Linnaeus, 1758 - Boa Constrictor

Boa constrictor constrictor

subspecies Boa constrictor imperator Daudin, 1803 - Hog Island Boa

Boa constrictor imperator

subspecies Boa constrictor longicauda Price & Russo, 1991 - Tumbes Peru Boa
subspecies Boa constrictor melanogaster Langhammer, 1983 - Ecuadorian Boa
subspecies Boa constrictor nebulosa (Lazell, 1964) - Dominican Clouded Boa
subspecies Boa constrictor occidentalis Philippi, 1873 - Argentine Boa
subspecies Boa constrictor orophias Linnaeus, 1758 - St. Lucia Boa
subspecies Boa constrictor ortonii Cope, 1878 - Orton's Boa
subspecies Boa constrictor sabogae (Barbour, 1906) - Pearl Island Boa

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u.em. unjustified emendation - proposed alternative spelling of scientific name when not justified by international code of nomenclature.

i species introduced to area described by check-list