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Asked in Boas
Do Boa constrictors belong to the boa genus or the constrictor genus?
Boa Constrictors belong to the Boa genus. The 'constrictor' part of the scientific name refers to the species. e.g. The Common Boa (Boa constrictor imperator) is classed as GENUS:Boa SPECIES: constrictor SUBSPECIES: imperator ...
Snakes that are like a boa constrictor?
an odd question. I'll assume you're refering to the "common" boa, Boa Constrictor Imperator, from Colombia. Red tails are considered Boa Constrictor Constrictor and found in different countries. However, don't just look to subspecies to find differences, there is also wide variation within localities. Hog Island Boas, Corn Island Boas, and Nicaraguan are all BCI's from different places, and all very different. If you want other sub species, there are : Boa Constrictor amarali Boa Constrictor Constrictor Boa Constrictor imperator Boa Constrictor longicauda Boa Constrictor melanogaster Boa Constrictor...
Asked in Animal Life, Snakes
Why is a boa constrictor called a boa constrictor?
Boa is the subspecies and constrictor because that's how they kill their prey. But wrapping around it and constricting till the prey dies of suffocation ...