Boidae

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Boidae
Boa constrictor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Infraorder: Alethinophidia
Family: Boidae
Gray, 1825
Common names: boas, boids,[1]

Boidae is a family of nonvenomous snakes found in America, Africa, Europe, Asia and on some Pacific islands. Adults are medium to large in size, with females usually larger than the males. Two subfamilies comprising eight genera and 43 species are currently recognized.[1]

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