Corallus cookii


Corallus cookii
Corallus cookii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Boidae
Subfamily: Boinae
Genus: Corallus
Species: C. cookii
Binomial name
Corallus cookii
Gray, 1842
Synonyms
  • Corallus Cookii - Gray, 1842
  • Corallus hortulanus Melanea - Gray, 1849
  • Corallus cookii - Boulenger, 1893
  • Boa cooki - Ihering, 1911
  • Boa cooki - Griffin, 1916
  • Boa enydris cookii - Stull, 1935
  • Boa cookii - Stull, 1935
  • Corallus enydris cookii - Forcart, 1951
  • Corallus hortulanus cookii - Roze, 1966
  • Corallus hortulanus cooki - Stafford & Henderson, 1996
  • Corallus cooki - Henderson, 1997[1]
Common names: Cook's tree boa.[2]

Corallus cookii is a non-venomous boa species endemic to the island of St. Vincent in the Caribbean. No subspecies are currently recognized.[2]

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Description

Similar to C. hortulanus and C. grenadensis, only smaller, with adults reaching a total length at 5 feet (152 cm) and being mainly gray or brown in color. Not more than a few specimens exist in captivity.[3]

Geographic range

Endemic to the island of St. Vincent in the Caribbean. Known only from a few locations on the island. The type locality given is "West Indies." Restricted to "St. Vincent" by Henderson (1997).[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  2. ^ a b "Corallus cookii". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=563917. Retrieved 14 July 2008. 
  3. ^ Stafford PJ, Henderson RJ. 1996. Kaleidoscopic Tree Boas: The Genus Corallus of Tropical America. Krieger Publishing Company. 120 pp. ISBN 0894649752.

Further reading

  • Henderson RW. 1997. A Taxonomic Review of the Corallus hortulanus Complex of Neotropical Tree Boas. Carib. J. Sci. 33 (3-4): 198-221.

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