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Continent: Caribbean
Distribution: Jamaica, Goat I
Type locality: Jamaica.
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Jamaican boa

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The Jamaican boa[4] or yellow snake[5] (Chilabothrus subflavus) (locally known as Nanka from the Asante dialect for snake: Onanka)[6] is a non-venomous boa species endemic to Jamaica. No subspecies are currently recognized.[4]

Description

The Jamaican boa is golden-green around the head and along the anterior section of the body, with black zigzag crossbars, becoming black toward the posterior end of its body. The snake's body is quite long, up to 2 metres (6 feet 7 inches) in total length.

Distribution and habitat

Found in Jamaica cockpit country, including Goat Island. The type locality given is "Jamaica".[3] Moist limestone forests.

Conservation status

This species is classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species with the following criteria: A2ce (v2.3, 1994).[7] A species is listed as such when the best available evidence indicates that a population decline of 20% is expected within the next ten years or three generations, whichever is the longer, due to a decline in the quality and area of occupancy. It is therefore considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild. Year assessed: 1996.[8]

Their natural habitat is being destroyed, which is forcing them into inhabited areas, where they are captured and killed. Some measures have been taken to afford these animals some protection:

  • Listed as a Protected species under the Wild Life protection Act (1945).
  • Listed on Appendix I of CITES.
  • Hunting in Forest reserves is also prohibited under the Forest Act (1996).

References

  1. ^ Gibson, R.; Hedges, S.B.; Wilson, B.S. (2021). "Chilabothrus subflavus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2021: e.T7826A18979286. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-2.RLTS.T7826A18979286.en. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Appendices | CITES". cites.org. Retrieved 2022-01-14.
  3. ^ 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).
  4. ^ a b "Chilabothrus subflavus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 7 July 2008.
  5. ^ Jamaican Boa Archived 2009-08-08 at the Wayback Machine at www.nrca.org. Accessed 3 March 2009.
  6. ^ "Jamaican boa a protected species". 6 May 2010.
  7. ^ Epicrates subflavus at the IUCN Red List. Accessed 7 July 2008.
  8. ^ 1994 Categories & Criteria (version 2.3) at the IUCN Red List. Accessed 7 July 2008.
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Jamaican boa: Brief Summary

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The Jamaican boa or yellow snake (Chilabothrus subflavus) (locally known as Nanka from the Asante dialect for snake: Onanka) is a non-venomous boa species endemic to Jamaica. No subspecies are currently recognized.

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Boa de la Jamaïque

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Chilabothrus subflavus

Chilabothrus subflavus, le Boa de la Jamaïque, est une espèce de serpents de la famille des Boidae[1].

Répartition

Cette espèce est endémique de Jamaïque[1].

Description

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Chilabothrus subflavus

Ce serpent atteint deux mètres de long. Il se nourrit de reptiles, de rongeurs et d'oiseaux.

Protection

Cette espèce est considérée comme vulnérable de par son aire de répartition réduite, de la disparition de son habitat et de sa prédation (chasse et prélèvement pour collection).

Publication originale

  • Stejneger, 1901 : A new systematic name for the yellow boa of Jamaica. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, no 23, p. 469-470 (texte intégral).

Notes et références

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Boa de la Jamaïque: Brief Summary

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Chilabothrus subflavus

Chilabothrus subflavus, le Boa de la Jamaïque, est une espèce de serpents de la famille des Boidae.

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