Continent: Caribbean
Distribution: Cuba, Isla de la Juventud, Archipelago de los Canarreos,  Archipelago de los Colorados, Archipelago de Sabana-Camaguey  
Type locality: Cuba.
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Life History and Behavior

Life Expectancy

Lifespan, longevity, and ageing

Maximum longevity: 22.6 years (captivity)
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Epicrates angulifer

Common names: Cuban boa, Cuban tree boa.[3]

Chilabothrus angulifer is a boid species found mainly in Cuba. No subspecies are currently recognized.[4]

Geographic range[edit source | edit]

Found in Cuba and adjacent islands, including Isla de la Juventud, the Archipiélago de los Canarreos (Cayo Cantiles), the Archipiélago de los Colorados off the northern coast of Pinar del Río, the Archipiélago de Sabana-Camagüey (Cayo Guajaba and Cayo Sant María). Also found in the Bahamas. The type locality given is "Cuba."[2]

Conservation status[edit source | edit]

This species is classified as Lower Risk (LR, now described as NT), but is close to qualifying for Vulnerable (VU), on the IUCN Red List of threatened species (v2.3, 1994).[3] Year assessed: 1996.[5]

Habitat[edit source | edit]

Habitats: Tropical dry forest, scrub forest.

See also[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/7815/0
  2. ^ 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).
  3. ^ a b Epicrates angulifer at IUCN Red List. Accessed 17 August 2007.
  4. ^ "Epicrates angulifer". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 17 August 2007. 
  5. ^ 1994 Categories & Criteria (version 2.3)IUCN Red List. Accessed 17 August 2007.

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