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The proper name of the neotropical tree boa often referred to as Corallus enhydris (Serpentes: Boidae)

Journal of Herpetology

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Abstract

Confusion regarding the application of the proper scientific name for the common Neotropical tree boa has existed since Linnaeus described Boa enydris and Boa hortulana in 1758. We review the nomenclatural history of the species and point out the misapplication of scientific names that have characterized this form. Our review indicates that the proper scientific name for this highly variable, wide-ranging arboreal boid is Corallus hortulanus, not Corallus enydris, as has been used so frequently in recent years.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The proper name of the neotropical tree boa often referred to as Corallus enhydris (Serpentes: Boidae)
Series title:
Journal of Herpetology
Volume
30
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1996
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
320-326
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Herpetology
First page:
320
Last page:
326
Number of Pages:
7