Latest Boinae Stories
Prior to moving into their new habitat, the three snakes were living in the Zoo’s Veterinary Hospital for several months, after being illegally imported into the Port of Miami. Oakland,
Biologist and herpetologist Lisa Powers weighs in on Discovery Channel's upcoming special "Eaten Alive."
Paleontologist Carlos Jaramillo's group at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and colleagues at North Carolina State University and the Florida Museum of Natural History discovered a new species of fossil turtle that lived 60 million years ago in what is now northwestern South America.
Did an ancient crocodile relative give the world's largest snake a run for its money?
In the wild, how does a snake climb a vertical surface without slipping? An examination involving boa constrictors is published by University of Cincinnati researchers.
In a finding that upends decades of scientific theory on reptile reproduction, researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered that female boa constrictors can squeeze out babies without mating.
A 60-million-year-old relative of crocodiles described this week by University of Florida researchers in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology was likely a food source for Titanoboa, the largest snake the world has ever known.
WILMINGTON, N.C., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today a U.S. House Subcommittee will consider H.R. 2811 a bill that could determine the fate of much of the reptile trade in the United States. Introduced by U.S.
A team of researchers including a University of Florida paleontologist has used a rich cache of plant fossils discovered in Colombia to provide the first reliable evidence of how Neotropical rainforests looked 58 million years ago.
The Rosy boa (Lichanura trivirgata) is commonly found throughout the southwestern areas of The United States, but may be found in parts of northwestern Mexico as well. A member of the Boidae family, the Rosy boa inhabits coastal desert canyons, rocky, desert slopes, creek-beds, and hillsides with large boulders. The Rosy boa is commonly fully grown measuring just over 3 feet. The species ranges in color from a yellowish, to tan or slate grey and 3 varying types of stripes run the length of...
The Eunectes notaeus is a nonvenomous anaconda commonly known as the yellow anaconda. It is exclusively found in South America. The yellow anaconda is named for its ability to swim and their dorsal scales are larger and in fewer rows. Its habitat is made up of swamps, marshes, and slow-moving streams and rivers. The species is also beginning to invade the Florida Everglades. Prey usually includes birds, fish, turtles, lizards, bird’s eggs, small mammals and the decaying fish flesh. The...
The Eunectes murinus commonly known as the green anaconda is known for its great swimming and mice hunting. This non-venomous boa is found primarily in South America. Other locations include Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay. These locations are abundant in swamps, marshes, and slow-moving streams with tropical rainforests. The green anaconda is much more stealthy and sleek in the water which allows them to hunt much more efficiently there, rather than on land....
The Boa dumerili or Acrantophis dumerili is a non-venomous species of snake found on the western coast and in the southwestern regions of Madagascar and Reunion Island. These areas are semi-arid, getting low amounts of precipitation. The common name for this species is Dumeril's boa. The boa feeds on small animals like birds, lizards, and rodents; it will also feed on other snakes if need be. The boa is nocturnal and therefore hunts at night; it is a constrictor, therefore once it captures...
The Round Island Boa (Casarea dussumeiri) may sometimes be referred to as the Round Island Keel-scaled Boa. It is ranked as one of the world’s most endangered species and it is estimated there are fewer than 1000 left in the wild. In the mid-1800s, the Round Island Boa became restricted to Round Island due to the invasion of predatory rats in the surrounding regions. The species remains exclusive to the Indian Ocean to this day. Throughout the years the habitat of the Round Island Boa...
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