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Boa constrictor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Boidae
Gray, 1825

Boidae is a family of nonvenomous snakes. Most are found in America but some are in Africa, Europe, Asia and on some Pacific islands. Their common names are boas or boids.[1]

Adults are medium to large in size, with females usually larger than the males. There are two subfamilies with eight genera and 43 species.[1]

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