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Snakes (Serpentes)


Bolyeria [extinct]
Round Island Boa

Keel-scaled Boa

Biodiversity of the family Bolyeriidae Bibliography of the family Bolyeriidae


Mascarene Boas
Bolyerschlangen     Mascarenerboaer

Contents: (as of 15th June, 2021)  Endemicity:
1 genus which is endemic  0% 100%
1 species which is endemic  0% 100%

In addition to this, another genus with 1 species, which was endemic, is considered extinct.

Remarks: Previously regarded as a subfamily of the family Boidae (e.g., Stimson 1969; Goin, Goin & Zug 1978). Now considered a separate family (e.g., Smith, Smith & Sawin 1977; Grazziotin, Zaher, Ferrarezzi, Klaczko, Bonatto & Wilkinson 2007 [by implication]). Extinct on Mauritius main island.

Distribution:  Mauritius (Round Island).