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Javier A. Rodríguez-Robles, PhD
Class Reptilia Order Squamata Suborder Serpentes Family Boidae
Small to giant constricting snakes possessing paired lungs, cloacal spurs, and toothless premaxilla; most species are viviparous
Number of genera, species
7 genera; 41 species
Loose sand, burrows, grasslands, savanna, forest, various freshwater habitats
Endangered: 1 species; Vulnerable: 4 species; Lower Risk/Near Threatened: 2 species
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