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








Genus
Eunectes

Anacondas

Anakondas

Anakondaer

1763 Scytale Gronovius (type species: Boa scytale Linnaeus 1758)
1830 Eunectes Wagler (type species: Boa scytale Linnaeus 1758)
Contents: 4 species, of which 1 (25.0%) is endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Distribution: South America.
Reported from: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil (Acre, Amapa, Amazonas, Bahia, Ceara, Distrito Federal, Goias, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Para [incl. Marajo Island], Parana, Pernambuco, Piaui, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Rondonia, Roraima, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo, Sergipe), Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago (Trinidad), Uruguay, Venezuela.

Eunectes beniensis

Bolivian Anaconda

Beni-Anakonda

Boliviansk Anaconda

2002 Eunectes beniensis Dirksen

Distribution: Bolivia.


Eunectes deschauenseei

Dark-spotted Anaconda, Marajo Island Boa

De Schauensees Anakonda

Mørkplettet Anaconda

1936 Eunectes deschauenseei Dunn & Conant

Distribution: Brazil (Amapa, Para [incl. Marajo Island]), French Guiana.


Eunectes murinus

Green Anaconda, Water Boa

Große Anakonda, Grüne Anakonda

Grøn Anakonda, Vandboa, Vandkvæler

1758 Boa murina Linnaeus
Eunectes murinus Wagler 1830
1758 Boa scytale Linnaeus
Eunectes scytale Stull 1935
1801 Boa gigas Latreille in Sonnini & Latreille (McDiarmid, Campbell & Touré 1999)
Eunectes murinus gigas Dunn & Conant 1936
1803 Boa anacondo Daudin (Stimson 1969)
1825 Boa aquatica Wied-Neuwied (Stimson 1969)
1936 Eunectes barbouri Dunn & Conant (Strimple, Puorto, Holmstrom, Henderson & Conant 1997; Dirksen & Böhme 1998)

Remarks: A record from Rio de Janeiro (Dirksen 2002) is regarded as doubtful. The species was not listed for the state by neither Costa & Bérnils (2018), nor Oliveira, Gonzalez, Passos, Vrcibradic & Rocha (2020).
Introduced to: USA (Florida).
Distribution: Bolivia, Brazil (Acre, Amapa, Amazonas, Bahia, Ceara, Distrito Federal, Goias, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Para [incl. Marajo Island], Parana, Pernambuco, Piaui, Rondonia, Roraima, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo, Sergipe, Tocantins), Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago (Trinidad), Venezuela.


Eunectes murinus
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Eunectes notaeus

Yellow Anaconda, Paraguay Anaconda

Gelbe Anakonda, Paraguay-Anakonda

Gul Anakonda

1862 Eunectes notaeus Cope
1903 Epicrates wieningeri Steindachner (Stimson 1969)

Remarks: The single record from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, may represent a snake which had been transported from Argentina by the Uruguay River (Dirksen 2001).
Introduced to: Puerto Rico, USA (Florida).
Distribution: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil (Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Parana, Rio Grande do Sul, Sao Paulo), Paraguay, Uruguay.


Eunectes notaeus
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