Corallus annulatus

Corallus annulatus
Corallus annulatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Boidae
Subfamily: Boinae
Genus: Corallus
Species: C. annulatus
Binomial name
Corallus annulatus
(Cope, 1875)
  • Xiphostoma annulatum - Cope, 1875
  • Corallus annulatus - Boulenger, 1893
  • Boa annulata [annulata] - Rendahl & Vestergren, 1940
  • [Corallus] a[nnulata]. annulata - Peters, 1957
  • Corallus annulatus annulatus - Peters & Orejas-Miranda, 1970[1]
Common names: ringed tree boa,[2] annulated tree boa, northern annulated tree boa.

Corallus annulatus is a non-venomous boa species found in Central and South America. Three subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here.[3]



The color pattern consists of a brownish-red ground color overlaid with blackish rings or netlike reticulations.[2]

Geographic range

Found in Central America in eastern Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama. Also in South America in Pacific Colombia and northwestern Ecuador. The type locality given is "Costa Rica."[1]


Subspecies[3] Taxon author[3] Common name Geographic range
C. a. annulatus (Cope, 1875) Northern annulated tree boa
C. a. blombergi (Rendahl & Vestergren, 1940) Ecuadorian annulated tree boa
C. a. colombianus (Rendahl & Vestergren, 1940) Colombian annulated tree boa

See also


  1. ^ 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).
  2. ^ a b Mehrtens JM. 1987. Living Snakes of the World in Color. New York: Sterling Publishers. 480 pp. ISBN 0-8069-6460-X.
  3. ^ a b c "Corallus annulatus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 14 July 2008. 

Further reading

  • Peters JA, Orejas-Miranda B. 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part 1. Snakes. Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus. 297: 1-347.

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