Taxonomy: families
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Snakes (Serpentes)

   Genera


Acrantophis
Madagascar Ground Boas


Boa
Red-tailed Boas


Calabaria
Calabar Boa


Candoia
Pacific Boas


Charina
Rubber Boas


Chilabothrus
Slender Boas


Corallus
Tree Boas


Epicrates
Rainbow Boas


Eryx
Sand Boas


Eunectes
Anacondas


Exiliboa
Mexican Dwarf Boa


Lichanura
Rosy Boas


Sanzinia
Madagascar Tree Boas


Ungaliophis
Central American Dwarf Boas




Biodiversity of the family Boidae Bibliography of the family Boidae

Boidae
Typical Boas
Eigentliche Boas     Egentlige Boaer




Contents:
  65 species of which 28 (43.1%) are endemic - 14 genera of which 3 (21.4%) are endemic (as of December 31st, 2018).

Remarks: Previously included the species now assigned to the families Bolyeriidae, Pythonidae, and Tropidophiidae (e.g., Stimson 1969). The genus Calabaria was previously placed in the family Pythonidae (formerly the subfamily Pythoninae) (e.g., Goin, Goin & Zug 1978). Some authors (e.g., Figueroa, KcKelvy, Grismer, Bell & Lailvaux 2016; Pyron, Reynolds & Burbrink 2014) have proposed a further division of the family with as many as five additional families proposed:
Calabariidae (Calabaria)
Candoiidae (Candoia)
Charinidae (Charina, Exiliboa, Lichanura, Ungaliophis)
Erycidae (Eryx, incl. Gongylophis)
Sanziniidae (Acrantophis, Sanzinia)
This would restrict the family Boidae to the genera Boa, Chilabothrus, Corallus, Epicrates, and Eunectes. Whether all or some of these proposed families will eventually become generally accepted or not remains to be seen. For conservative reasons, these groups are provisionally retained as part of a wider defined family Boidae.


Distribution:  North America, Central America, South America, West Indies, Africa, SE. Europe, Middle East, C. and S. Asia, Malay Archipelago, W. Pacific Ocean.

Reported from:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Costa Rica, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tokelau, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks & Caicos Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Wallis & Futuna, Western Samoa, Yemen.