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Corallus cookii

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Reptilia
Subclassis: Diapsida
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Henophidia
Superfamilia: Booidea
Familia: Boidae
Subfamilia: Boinae
Genus: Corallus
Species: Corallus cookii


Corallus cookii (Gray, 1842)

Type locality: "West Indies"; restricted to “St. Vincent” by Henderson 1997: 210

Holotype: BMNH 1946.1.1.50


* Corallus hortulanus Melanea Gray 1849: 98
* Boa cooki — Ihering 1911: 317
* Boa enydris cookii — Stull 1935: 388
* Corallus enydris cookii - Forcart 1951
* Corallus hortulanus cookii — Roze 1966: 61
* Corallus enhydris cookii - Welch 1994
* Corallus hortulanus — McDiarmid, Campbell & Touré 1999: 191


* Gray, J. E. 1842. Synopsis of the species of prehensile-tailed snakes, or family Boidae. Zool. Misc. 2: 41-46.
* Henderson, R. W. 2002. Neotropical Treeboas. Krieger Publ. Company, Malabar, 198 pp.
* McDiarmid,R.W.; Campbell,J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
* Corallus cookii at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 10 Mar 2008.

Vernacular names
English: Cook's Tree Boa

Corallus cookii is a non-venomous boa species endemic to the island of St. Vincent in the Caribbean. No subspecies are currently recognized.[2]

Similar to C. hortulanus and C. grenadensis, only smaller, with adults reaching a total length at 5 feet (152 cm) and being mainly gray or brown in color. Not more than a few specimens exist in captivity.[3]
Geographic range

Endemic to the island of St. Vincent in the Caribbean. Known only from a few locations on the island. The type locality given is "West Indies." Restricted to "St. Vincent" by Henderson (1997).[1]


1. ^ a b 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).
2. ^ a b "Corallus cookii". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=563917. Retrieved 14 July 2008.
3. ^ Stafford PJ, Henderson RJ. 1996. Kaleidoscopic Tree Boas: The Genus Corallus of Tropical America. Krieger Publishing Company. 120 pp. ISBN 0894649752.

Further reading

* Henderson RW. 1997. A Taxonomic Review of the Corallus hortulanus Complex of Neotropical Tree Boas. Carib. J. Sci. 33 (3-4): 198-221.

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