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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
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
Infraordo: Alethinophidia
Superfamilia: Anilioidea

Familia: Tropidophiidae
Genus: Trachyboa
Species: T. boulengeri - T. gularis

Trachyboa Peters, 1860
Vernacular names
English: Eyelash Boas

Trachyboa is a genus of nonvenomous dwarf boas endemic to Central and South America. They are largely terrestrial, fish-eating snakes that inhabit tropical lowlands. Two species are recognized.[2]

Distribution and habitat

Species of Trachyboa are found in Central and South America in Panama, Pacific Colombia, and Ecuador.[1]

Species[2] Taxon author[2] Common name Geographic range[1]
Trachyboa boulengeri Peracca, 1910 northern eyelash boa From Panama in the Chocó region through Pacific Colombia to Ecuador.
Trachyboa gularisT W. Peters, 1860 Ecuadorian eyelash boa Ecuador in the dry regions along the coast.

T) Type species.[1]

McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T (1999). Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Washington, District of Columbia: Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).

"Trachyboa". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 August 2007.

Further reading

Boulenger GA (1893). Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume I., Containing the Families ... Boidæ ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiii + 448 pp. + Plates I-XXVIII. (Genus Trachyboa, p. 109).
Freiberg M (1982). Snakes of South America. Hong Kong: T.F.H. Publications. 189 pp. ISBN 0-87666-912-7. (Genus Trachyboa, p. 88).
Goin CJ, Goin OB, Zug GR (1978). Introduction to Herpetology, Third Edition. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman. xi + 378 pp. ISBN 0-7167-0020-4. (Genus Trachyboa, p. 320).
Peters W (1860). "Eine neue Gattung von Riesenschlangen vor, welche von einem gebornen Preussen, Hrn. Carl Reiss, in Guayaquil nebst mehreren andern werthvollen Naturalien dem zoologischen Museum zugesandt worden ist ". Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1860: 200-202. (Trachyboa, new genus, p. 200). (in German).


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