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Eryx whitakeri

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Vertebrata
Suborder  Serpentes
Scientific name  Eryx whitakeri
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Squamata
Family  Boidae
Higher classification  Eryx
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Similar  Eryx, Snake, Boas, Old World Sand Boas, Eryx elegans

Eryx whitakeri is a nonvenomous boa species endemic to coastal southern India. No subspecies are currently recognized.

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Etymology

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The specific name, whitakeri, as well as both of the above common names, are in honor of American-born, Indian herpetologist Romulus Whitaker.

Geographic range

E. whitakeri is found in southwestern coastal India in the states of Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, and southern Maharashtra.

The type locality given is "Mangalore, Karnataka State, India".

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References

Eryx whitakeri Wikipedia


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