Girish Mahajan

Eryx (genus)

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Vertebrata
Suborder  Serpentes
Scientific name  Eryx
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Squamata
Family  Boidae
Higher classification  Old World Sand Boas
Eryx (genus) Arabian Sand Boa Eryx jayakari
Lower classifications  Eryx jaculus, Eryx johnii, Eryx elegans, Eryx whitakeri

Eryx is a genus of nonvenomous boas found in southeastern Europe, northern Africa, the Middle East, and southwestern Asia. Nine species are currently recognized.

Contents

Eryx (genus) Eryx jayakari The Reptile Database

Geographic range

These snakes are found in southeastern Europe, northern Africa, the Middle East, and southwestern Asia.

Description

Eryx (genus) Eryx miliaris The Reptile Database

The head is not distinct from the neck. The dorsal surface of the head is covered with small scales. The rostral is large, the eyes range from small to very small. Their pupils are vertical. The anterior maxillary teeth and anterior mandibular teeth are longer than the posterior ones. The body is almost cylindrical. The dorsal scales are smooth or keeled. The tail is very short, either not prehensile or only slightly prehensile. The subcaudals are undivided.

Species

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In addition to the species listed below, the genus formerly included three species now placed in the genus Gongylophis.

*) Not including the nominate subspecies.
T) Type species.

Taxonomy

Eryx (genus) The Sand Boa Page The Genus Eryx

A new species, E. borrii, found in Somalia, was described by Lanza and Nistri (2005). The specific name, borrii, is in honor of Italian zoologist Marco Borri.

References

Eryx (genus) Wikipedia


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