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Epicrates monensis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Reptilia
Family  Boidae
Scientific name  Epicrates monensis
Rank  Species
Subphylum  Vertebrata
Suborder  Serpentes
Subfamily  Boinae
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Scaled reptiles
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Similar  Epicrates, Puerto Rican boa, Chilabothrus, Epicrates exsul, Chilabothrus chrysogaster

Epicrates monensis, known commonly as the Mona boa, is a species of snake in the Boidae family. It is endemic to the West Indies.


Geographic range

Epicrates monensis is found in the West Indies, around Mona Island and Cayo Diablo near Puerto Rico, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and in the British Virgin Islands: Tortola, Great Camanoe, Necker, and Virgin Gorda.


Two subspecies are recognized, including the nominotypical subspecies.

  • Epicrates monensis granti Stull, 1933
  • Epicrates monensis monensis Zenneck, 1898
  • The subspecific name, granti, is in honor of American herpetologist Chapman Grant.


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