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Boidae  Gray, 1825
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174321

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s): Boinae Gray, 1825
  Common Name(s): Boas [English]
    Boids [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderSerpentes Linnaeus, 1758 – Snakes, cobra, serpente, serpents  
                               InfraorderAlethinophidia Nopcsa, 1923  
                                  FamilyBoidae Gray, 1825 – Boas, Boids  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Genus Boa Linnaeus, 1758 – Boas 
                                     Genus Chilabothrus Duméril and Bibron, 1844  
                                     Genus Corallus Daudin, 1803 – Neotropical Tree Boas 
                                     Genus Epicrates Wagler, 1830 – Rainbow Boas, West Indian Boas, Greater Antillean Boas 
                                     Genus Eunectes Wagler, 1830 – Anacondas 

  Expert: Peter Uetz  
  Notes: Associate Professor, CSBC   
  Reference for: Boidae    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Boidae    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Boidae   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Boidae   
  Source: Reptile Database, website (version 09/01/2013)  
  Acquired: 2013   
  Notes: Uetz, P. & Jirí Hosek (eds.), The Reptile Database, (   
  Reference for: Boidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Boidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Flores-Villela, Oscar / McCoy, C. J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title: Herpetofauna Mexicana: Lista anotada de las especies de anfibios y reptiles de México, cambios taxonómicos recientes, y nuevas especies   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication, no. 17   
  Page(s): iv + 73   
  Publisher: Carnegie Museum of Natural History   
  Publication Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-911239-42-1   
  Reference for: Boidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): McDiarmid, Roy W., Jonathan A. Campbell, and T'Shaka A. Touré  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1   
  Page(s): xi + 511   
  Publisher: The Herpetologists' League   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-893777-01-4, 1-893777-00-6  
  Reference for: Boidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Pyron, R. Alexander, R. Graham Reynolds, and Frank T. Burbrink  
  Publication Date: 2014   
  Article/Chapter Title: A Taxonomic Revision of Boas (Serpentes: Boidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zootaxa, isssue 3846, no. 2   
  Page(s): 249-260   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1175-5334   
  Notes: DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3846.2.5; available online at   
  Reference for: Boidae   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Placed in superfamily Booidea Gray, 1825 by Pyron et al. (2014). ITIS is currently evaluating superfamilies within the Alethinophidia  



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