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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: 14 species, of which 12 (85.7%) are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
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 ampelophis

Hispaniolan Vine Boa

Dominikanische Schlankboa

Dominikansk Træboa

2021 Chilabothrus ampelophis Landestoy-T., Reynolds & Henderson

Distribution: Dominican Republic.





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 [by implication]

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 [by implication]
1979 Epicrates fordi manototus Schwartz
Chilabothrus fordii manototus Reynolds, Niemiller, Hedges, Dornburg, Puente-Rolón & Revell 2013 [by implication]

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 [by implication]

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 inornatus
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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 [by implication]
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 striatus
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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.


Chilabothrus subflavus
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