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Corallus annulatus

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Superfamilia: Booidea

Familia: Boidae
Subfamilia: Boinae
Genus: Corallus
Species: Corallus annulatus
Subspecies: C. a. annulatus – C. a. blombergi – C. a. colombianus

Corallus annulatus (Cope, 1876)

Type locality: Costa Rica.

Xiphosoma annulatum Cope 1876


Cope, E.D. 1876. On the Batrachia and Reptilia of Costa Rica with notes on the herpetology and ichthyology of Nicaragua and Peru. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia N.S. (2) 8: 93–154 [1875].
Rendahl,H. & Vestergren,G. 1941. Notes on Colombian snakes. Ark. Zool. 33A [1940] (5): 1–16.
McDiarmid,R.W.; Campbell,J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
Corallus annulatus at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 9 Mar 2008.

Vernacular names
English: Ringed Tree Boa
polski: Boa prążkowany

Corallus annulatus is a non-venomous boa species found in Central and South America. Three subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here.[2]

Common names: ringed tree boa,[3] annulated tree boa, northern annulated tree boa.


The color pattern consists of a brownish-red ground color overlaid with blackish rings or netlike reticulations.[3]
Geographic range

Found in Central America in eastern Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama. Also in South America in Pacific Colombia and northwestern Ecuador. The type locality given is "Costa Rica."[1]

Subspecies[2] Taxon author[2] Common name Geographic range
C. a. annulatus (Cope, 1875) Northern annulated tree boa
C. a. blombergi (Rendahl & Vestergren, 1940) Ecuadorian annulated tree boa
C. a. colombianus (Rendahl & Vestergren, 1940) Colombian annulated tree boa


McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
"Corallus annulatus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 14 July 2008.

Mehrtens JM. 1987. Living Snakes of the World in Color. New York: Sterling Publishers. 480 pp. ISBN 0-8069-6460-X.

Further reading

Peters JA, Orejas-Miranda B. 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part 1. Snakes. Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus. 297: 1–347.


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