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Taxonomy of the family Boidae
Bibliography of the genus Chilabothrus
Biodiversity of the family Boidae








Genus
Chilabothrus

Slender Boas

Schlankboas

Slankboaer*

1844 Chilabothrus Linnaeus (type species: Boa inornata Reinhardt 1843)
Contents: 13 species, of which 11 (84.6%) are endemic.
Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of Epicrates (e.g., Williams & Wallach 1989). Revalidated by Reynolds, Niemiller, Hedges, Dornburg, Puente-Rolón & Revell (2013).
Distribution: West Indies.
Reported from: Bahamas (incl. Great Inagua Bank [incl. Great Inagua], Little Bahama Bank), British Virgin Islands, Cuba (incl. Isla de la Juventud), Dominican Republic, Haiti (incl. Ile de la Gonâve, Île-à-Vache), Jamaica, Puerto Rico (incl. Culebra, Mona), Turks & Caicos Islands (Caicos Islands, Turks Islands), U.S. Virgin Islands.

Chilabothrus angulifer

Cuban Boa

Kubanische Schlankboa

Cubansk Slankboa*, Cubaboa, Slankboa

1843 Epicrates angulifer Bibron
Chilabothrus angulifer Reynolds, Niemiller, Hedges, Dornburg, Puente-Rolón & Revell 2013

Distribution: Cuba (incl. Isla de la Juventud).


Chilabothrus argentum

Conception Bank Silver Boa

Conception-Schlankboa*

Conception-Slankboa*

2016 Chilabothrus argentum Reynolds, Puente-Rolón, Geneva, Aviles-Rodriquez & Herrmann

Distribution: Bahamas (Conception Bank [Booby Cay, Conception Island]).


Chilabothrus chrysogaster

Southern Bahamas Boa, (Bahaman Boa)

Turk's Island-Boa

Sydlig Bahama-slankboa*

1871 Homalochilus chrysogaster Cope
Epicrates chrysogaster Stejneger 1904
Epicrates striatus chrysogaster Stull 1935
Epicrates chrysogaster Sheplan & Schwartz 1974
Chilabothrus chrysogaster Reynolds, Niemiller, Hedges, Dornburg, Puente-Rolón & Revell 2013
1935 Epicrates relicquus Barbour & Shreve
Epicrates striatus reliquus Barbour 1937
Epicrates chrysogaster reliquus Sheplan & Schwartz 1974
Chilabothrus chrysogaster reliquus Reynolds, Niemiller, Hedges, Dornburg, Puente-Rolón & Revell 2013*

Other common names:
chrysogaster: Turks and Caicos Islands Boa
reliquus: Great Inagua Dwarf Boa
Remarks: Previously included schwartzi.
Distribution: Bahamas (incl. Great Inagua Bank [incl. Great Inagua]), Turks & Caicos Islands (Caicos Islands, Turks Islands).


Chilabothrus exsul

Northern Bahamas Boa, Abaco Boa, (Bahaman Boa)

Abaco-Schlankboa

Nordlig Bahama-slankboa*

1944 Epicrates exsul Netting & Goin
Chilabothrus exsul Reynolds, Niemiller, Hedges, Dornburg, Puente-Rolón & Revell 2013

Distribution: Bahamas (incl. Little Bahama Bank).


Chilabothrus fordii

Hispaniolan Desert Boa, Haitian Ground Boa, (Ford's Boa)

Fords Schlankboa

Hispaniolansk Ørkenboa*

1861 Pelophilus fordii Günther
Epicrates fordii Boulenger 1893
Epicrates inornatus fordii Stull 1935
Chilabothrus fordii Reynolds, Niemiller, Hedges, Dornburg, Puente-Rolón & Revell 2013
1888 Chilabothrus maculatus Fischer (Stimson 1969)
1974 Epicrates fordii agametus Sheplan & Schwartz
Chilabothrus fordii agametus Reynolds, Niemiller, Hedges, Dornburg, Puente-Rolón & Revell 2013*
1979 Epicrates fordi manototus Schwartz
Chilabothrus fordii manototus Reynolds, Niemiller, Hedges, Dornburg, Puente-Rolón & Revell 2013*

Other common names:
agametus: Haitian Desert Boa*
fordi: Dominican Republic Desert Boa
manototus: Cabrito Island Ground Boa
Remarks: Revalidated as a separate species by Sheplan & Schwartz (1974).
Distribution: Dominican Republic, Haiti (incl. Ile de la Gonâve).


Chilabothrus gracilis

Hispaniolan Gracile Boa, Haitian Gracile Boa, Haitian Vine Boa

Wein-Schlankboa

Hispaniolansk Slankboa*

1888 Chilabothrus gracilis Fischer
Epicrates gracilis Boulenger 1893
Chilabothrus gracilis Reynolds, Niemiller, Hedges, Dornburg, Puente-Rolón & Revell 2013
1974 Epicrates gracilis hapalus Sheplan & Schwartz
Chilabothrus gracilis hapalus Reynolds, Niemiller, Hedges, Dornburg, Puente-Rolón & Revell 2013*

Distribution: Dominican Republic, Haiti.


Chilabothrus granti

Virgin Islands Boa

Virgin Islands-Boa*

Virgin Islands-slankboa

1933 Epicrates inornatus granti Stull
Epicrates monensis granti Sheplan & Schwartz 1974
Epicrates granti Platenberg & Harvey 2010
Chilabothrus granti Reynolds, Niemiller, Hedges, Dornburg, Puente-Rolón & Revell 2013

Remarks: Previously regarded as a subspecies of monensis, but treated as a separate species by Platenberg & Harvey (2010). Reynolds, Niemiller, Hedges, Dornburg, Puente-Rolón & Revell (2013) did not include granti in their study and consequently, made no conclusion regarding the status of this form. However, also Rodríguez-Robles, Jezkova, Fujita, Tolson & García (2015) recognized granti as a separate species.
Distribution: British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico (incl. Culebra), U.S. Virgin Islands.


Chilabothrus inornatus

Puerto Rican Boa

Puerto-Rico-Schlankboa

Puertoricansk Slankboa*

1843 Boa inornata Reinhardt
Chilobothrus inornatus Garman 1887
Epicrates inornatus Boulenger 1893
1880 Piesigaster boettgeri Seoane (Stimson 1969)
1992 Boella tenella Smith & Chiszar (Wallach & Smith 1992; McDiarmid, Campbell & Touré 1999)

Remarks: Previously included fordi.
Distribution: Puerto Rico.


Chilabothrus monensis

Mona Island Boa, (Puerto Rican Gracile Boa)

Mona-Schlankboa

Mona-slankboa

1898 Epicrates monensis Zenneck
Epicrates gracilis monensis Stull 1935
Epicrates monensis Schwartz & Henderson 1988
Chilabothrus monensis Reynolds, Niemiller, Hedges, Dornburg, Puente-Rolón & Revell 2013

Remarks: Revalidated as a separate species by Schwartz & Henderson (1988).
Distribution: Puerto Rico (Mona).


Chilabothrus schwartzi

Crooked-Acklins Boa

Crooked-Acklins-Schlankboa*

Crooked-Acklins-Slankboa*

1975 Epicrates chrysogaster schwartzi Buden
Chilabothrus chrysogaster schwartzi Reynolds, Niemiller, Hedges, Dornburg, Puente-Rolón & Revell 2013*
Chilabothrus schwartzi Reynolds, Puente-Rolón, Burgess & Baker 2018

Distribution: Bahamas (Crooked-Acklins Bank [Acklin’s Island, Crooked Island]).


Chilabothrus striatus

Hispaniolan Striped Boa*, Hispaniolan Boa, Haitian Boa, (Fischer's Boa)

Haiti-Schlankboa*, Haiti-Boa*, Silbergraue Schlankboa

Stribet Haiti-slankboa*, Haitiboa

1856 Homalochilus striatus Fischer
Epicrates striatus Steindachner 1864
Chilabothrus striatus Reynolds, Niemiller, Hedges, Dornburg, Puente-Rolón & Revell 2013
1862 Homalochilus multisectus Cope (Stimson 1969)
1864 Epicrates versicolor Steindachner (Stimson 1969)
1974 Epicrates striatus exagistus Sheplan & Schwartz
Chilabothrus striatus exagistus Reynolds, Niemiller, Hedges, Dornburg, Puente-Rolón & Revell 2013
1974 Epicrates striatus warreni Sheplan & Schwartz
Chilabothrus striatus warreni Reynolds, Niemiller, Hedges, Dornburg, Puente-Rolón & Revell 2013

Other common names:
exagistus: Tiburon Island Boa
warreni: Turtle Island Boa
Remarks: Previously included strigilatus. Reports from the Bahamas refer to strigilatus.
Introduced to: Puerto Rico (Vieques).
Distribution: Dominican Republic, Haiti (incl. Ile de la Gonâve, Île-à-Vache).


Chilabothrus strigilatus

Bahama Striped Boa*

Gestreifte Bahama-Schlankboa*

Stribet Bahama-slankboa*

1862 Homalochilus strigilatus Cope
Epicrates striatus strigilatus Stull 1935
1941 Epicrates striatus fosteri Barbour
Chilabothrus strigilatus fosteri Reynolds, Niemiller, Hedges, Dornburg, Puente-Rolón & Revell 2013
1974 Epicrates striatus ailurus Sheplan & Schwartz
Chilabothrus strigilatus ailurus Reynolds, Niemiller, Hedges, Dornburg, Puente-Rolón & Revell 2013
1974 Epicrates striatus fowleri Sheplan & Schwartz
Chilabothrus strigilatus fowleri Reynolds, Niemiller, Hedges, Dornburg, Puente-Rolón & Revell 2013
1974 Epicrates striatus mccraniei Sheplan & Schwartz
Chilabothrus strigilatus mccraniei Reynolds, Niemiller, Hedges, Dornburg, Puente-Rolón & Revell 2013

Other common names:
ailurus: Cat Island Boa
fosteri: Bimini Boa
fowleri: Inagua Island Boa
mccraniei: Ragged Island Boa
strigilatus: Nassau Boa
Remarks: Previously regarded as a subspecies of striatus. Revalidated as a separate species by Reynolds, Niemiller, Hedges, Dornburg, Puente-Rolón & Revell (2013).
Distribution: Bahamas.


Chilabothrus subflavus

Jamaican Boa

Jamaika-Schlankboa

Jamaicaboa

1901 Epicrates subflavus Stejneger
Chilabothrus subflavus Reynolds, Niemiller, Hedges, Dornburg, Puente-Rolón & Revell 2013

Distribution: Jamaica.