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Kenyan sand boa - taxonomy

Snakes are grouped in the class reptilia with lizards, turtles, crocodiles and tuatara.

Snakes are quite different from these other species so they are grouped in the order squamata, which only includes their close relatives the lizards.



           Order Squamata

           Suborder Ophidia (Serpentes) - Snakes
              (Typhlopoidea (Scolecophidia), Henophidia (Boidea)
              Xenophidia (Colubroidea = Caenophidia))

           Infraorder Henophidia (Boidea)

           Family Boidae

                       Subfamily Boinae (Boas)

                       -  Acrantophis
                       -  Boa
                       -  Candoia
                       -  Corallus

                       Subfamily Erycinae (Sand Boas)

                       -  Calabaria
                       -  Charina

                       -  Eryx

                               -  East African Sand Boas (Eryx colubrinus)

                                   - -  Kenyan Sand Boa (Eryx c. loveridgei)
                                   - -  Egyptian Sand Boa (Eryx c. colubrinus)

                               -  Rough-scaled Sand Boa (Eryx conicus)
                               -  Elegant Sand Boa (Eryx elegans)
                               -  Spotted Sand Boa (Eryx jaculus)
                               -  Arabian Sand Boa (Eryx jayakari)
                               -  Indian Sand Boa (Eryx johnii)
                               -  Desert and Black Sand Boas (Eryx miliaris)
                               -  West African Sand Boa (Eryx muelleri)
                               -  Somali Sand Boa(Eryx somalicus)
                               -  Tartar Sand Boa (Eryx tataricus)

                       -  Gongylophis

                       Subfamily Pythoninae (Pythons)

                       -  Aspidites
                       -  Antaresia
                       -  Apodora
                       -  Bothrochilus
                       -  Leiopython
                       -  Liasis
                       -  Morelia
                       -  Python

     Subspecies of the Eryx group:

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