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Boa Linnaeus 1758 (boa)

Reptilia - Squamata - Boidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 105628

Synonyms: Pseudoepicrates Auffenberg 1963 (no. 67669), Pseudopicrates Auffenberg 1963 (no. 38112)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Boinae according to J. J. Head 2005

Sister taxa: Acrantophis, Bavarioboa, Boavus, Cheilophis, Chubutophis, Corallus, Epicrates, Hordleophis, Rukwanyoka, Sanjuanophis, Tallahattaophis, Titanoboa, Waincophis

Subtaxa: Boa blanchardensis, Boa constrictor

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Type: Boa constrictor

Ecology: scansorial carnivore