Boidae

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Boidae
Boa constrictor (2).jpg
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 that includes the boa constrictor and anaconda. 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]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Boidae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 14 July 2008.