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Chilabothrus monensis (Mona Island Boa)

Synonyms: Epicrates gracilis monensis; Epicrates monensis

Wikipedia Abstract

Epicrates monensis, known commonly as the Mona boa, is a species of snake in the Boidae family. It is endemic to the West Indies.
View Wikipedia Record: Chilabothrus monensis


Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Chilabothrus monensis


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Bahamoan-Antillean mangroves Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic Neotropic Mangroves      
Caribbean shrublands France, United Kingdom, Dominica, St. Lucia, Netherlands Neotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands      
Leeward Islands moist forests St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Puerto Rican dry forests United States Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Windward Islands moist forests Martinique, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Caribbean Islands Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks And Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands - British, Virgin Islands - U.S. Yes

Prey / Diet

Anolis cristatellus (Common Puerto Rican anole, Crested anole)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Fort Worth Zoological Parkgranti
Houston Zoo, Inc.granti
Knoxville Zoological Gardensgranti
Lincoln Park Zoological Gardensgranti
Pueblo Zoogranti
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquargranti
Toledo Zoological Gardensgranti

Range Map

Isla Mona, Virgin Islands, E. m. granti: Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (US); E. m. monensis: Puerto Rico. Terra typica: Mona Island, near Puerto Rico.;



Attributes / relations provided by
1"Habitat Use by a Boid Snake, Epicrates monensis, and Its Anoline Prey, Anolis cristatellus", C. Ray Chandler and Peter J. Tolson, Journal of Herpetology Vol. 24, No. 2 (Jun., 1990), pp. 151-157
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