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Eunectes murinus  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 634802

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Eunectes barbouri Dunn and Conant, 1936
    Eunectes murinus murinus (Linnaeus, 1758)
    Eunectes murinus gigas (Latreille, 1801)
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 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  
                                     GenusEunectes Wagler, 1830 – Anacondas  
                                        SpeciesEunectes murinus (Linnaeus, 1758)  

  Expert: Peter Uetz  
  Notes: Associate Professor, CSBC   
  Reference for: Eunectes murinus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Reptile Database, website (version 09/01/2013)  
  Acquired: 2013   
  Notes: Uetz, P. & Jirí Hosek (eds.), The Reptile Database, (   
  Reference for: Eunectes murinus   
  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: Eunectes murinus   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Caribbean  
    South America  






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