return to main index
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
Zoo Med Repti Therm_UTH  
click here for The Bean Farm
This Space Available
3 months for $50.00
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Cane Toads and Their Living Canteens . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Garter . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Denver - Apr. 01-02, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Nebraska Herp Society Meeting - Apr. 01, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Jacksonville Herp Society Meeting - Apr. 01, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  New England Reptile Expo - Apr. 02, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Greater Cincinnati Herp Society Meeting - Apr. 05, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Central Illinois Herp Society Meeting - Apr. 06, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Calusa Herp Society Meeting - Apr. 06, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Orlando - Apr. 08-09, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Atlanta - Apr. 08-09, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Apr. 08, 2017 . . . . . . . . . . 

The Erycinae

Erycines are those snakes in the subfamily Erycinae of the family Boidae. Therefore they are in the same family with the other Boas and Pythons. However, unlike some of the other Boids, Erycines are small snakes. The largest species is probably the Indian Sand Boa at slightly under 4 feet (1.2 m.) in length, while the Arabian Sand Boa rarely exceeds 16 inches (40 cm.).

The Erycinae includes the Old World Sand Boas (genus Eryx), the North American Rosy Boas (genus Lichanura), the North American Rubber Boa (genus Charina), and sometimes includes the African Burrowing "Python" (genus Calabaria). See the taxonomy and systematics page for further discussion of these relationships.


The Rosy Boas (Genus Lichanura)

Rosy Boa - Lichanura trivirgata ssp.
I have no material about Rosy Boas on this site, but can recommend the following sites for more information and photographs of Rosy Boas
David Spiteri's Rosy Boa Page
Rosyboa.com - a web site with a lot of Rosy Boa information
Rosyboas.com - another good web site dedicated to these snakes

The Rubber Boa (Genus Charina)

Pacific Rubber Boa - C. b. bottae
Rocky Mountain Rubber Boa - C. b. utahensis
Southern Rubber Boa - C. b. umbratica

The West African Burrowing "Python" (Calabaria reinhardtii)


Back to the Sand Boa Page


Chris Harrison
July 1999
Sponsored Link
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply
advertise here

New & Updated Business Listings
Looking for a reptile or amphibian related business? A reptile store, breeder, importer, maunfacturer or supplier? Our business directory lists some of the most popluar herp businesses in the world.
Locate a reptile or amphibian business by name:
New
• Snake Morphology
• Reptile Encounters - Austra...
• Xtreme Exotics
• Tortoise Town
• Jungle Bob's Reptile World
• Black Pearl Reptiles
• Dubi Deli
• Serpentine Obsessions
• Best Exotics LLC
• New York Worms
Updated
• Northwest Zoological Supply
• Best Exotics LLC
• SerpentsOnline.com
• Special K Reptiles
• Helix Controls Inc.
• New York Worms
• Rodentpro.com
• Boas Peru
• Zoo Med Laboratories, Inc.
• Phoenix Reptile Expo
list your business on kingsnake.com

Banner Pool
click here for Royal Constrictor Designs
$100.year special flat rate banner! - click for info