the itis logo The report logo for the ITIS data page
Go to Print Version

Epicrates  Wagler, 1830
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174327

(Download Help) Epicrates TSN 174327

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Rainbow Boas [English]
 
    West Indian Boas [English]
 
    Greater Antillean Boas [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  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      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  
                                     GenusEpicrates Wagler, 1830 – Rainbow Boas, West Indian Boas, Greater Antillean Boas  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Species Epicrates alvarezi Abalos, Baez and Nader, 1964  
                                        Species Epicrates assisi Machado, 1945  
                                        Species Epicrates cenchria (Linnaeus, 1758) – Rainbow Boa 
                                        Species Epicrates crassus Cope, 1862  
                                        Species Epicrates maurus Gray, 1849 – Rainbow Boa 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Epicrates    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Epicrates   
       
  Publication(s):    
  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   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Epicrates   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Greene, H. W.  
  Publication Date: 1997   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Snakes: The evolution of mystery in nature   
  Page(s): viii + 351   
  Publisher: University of California Press   
  Publication Place: Berkeley, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-520-20014-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Epicrates   
       
  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  
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Epicrates   
       
  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   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1175-5334   
  Notes: DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3846.2.5; available online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/list/2014/3846%282%29.html   
  Reference for: Epicrates   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division:    
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment:    
 

 

   

 
 Subordinate Taxa  Rank  Verified Standards Met  Verified Min Standards Met  Unverified Percent Standards Met
 
LOADING...
 

A gray graphic bar
Search on:  Any Name or TSN  Common Name  Scientific Name  TSN
In:  Kingdom    


Disclaimer: ITIS taxonomy is based on the latest scientific consensus available, and is provided as a general reference source for interested parties. However, it is not a legal authority for statutory or regulatory purposes. While every effort has been made to provide the most reliable and up-to-date information available, ultimate legal requirements with respect to species are contained in provisions of treaties to which the United States is a party, wildlife statutes, regulations, and any applicable notices that have been published in the Federal Register. For further information on U.S. legal requirements with respect to protected taxa, please contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

A gray bar