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 Emerald Tree Boas website

The Emerald Tree Boa is a species of arboreal Boa discovered in 1758 by Carlos Linnaeus. Carlos originally named the emerald tree boa, Corallus Caninus. Corallus, the genus name comes from the coral-like color of this species. Caninus comes from the snake’s head, snout and canine teeth which resemble a dog.

Welcome to the Amazon Basin
 Emerald Tree Boas website

The Emerald Tree Boa is a species of arboreal Boa discovered in 1758 by Carlos Linnaeus. Carlos originally named the emerald tree boa, Corallus Caninus. Corallus, the genus name comes from the coral-like color of this species. Caninus comes from the snake’s head, snout and canine teeth which resemble a dog.

There are two types or species of the emerald tree boas, the Surinam, also known as the Guyana Shield Emerald Tree Boa and commonly named the Northern Emerald Tree Boa (Corallus Caninus), and the other is the Amazon Basin Emerald Tree Boa (Corallus Batesii recently distinguished from the Corallus Caninus). These two types of Emerald Tree Boas have distinct differences in their location or geography as well as morphology. The Northern Emerald Tree Boa is found in Northern South America whereas the Amazon Basin Emerald Tree Boa is found along the Amazon River basin in southern Suriname, southern Venezuela to Colombia, Peru, Brazil, and in the surrounding jungles of the Amazon River.

Northern Emerald Tree Boas are smaller in size, length and girth, averaging 4-6 feet long. Whereas the Amazon Basin Emerald Tree Boas are much thicker and average 7-9 feet in length. The Northern is shiny light green with white lateral markings that show down the back of the snake with a creamy white belly. The Amazon Basin is a darker green shade with white triangular or diamond shaped markings that protrude from the white dorsal stripe that goes down the back of the snake, with a yellow belly. Both species live to 20-30 years of age.

Amazon Basins (Corallus Batesii) is an extremely desirable animal for snake collectors. This website and Facebook page  is for the Amazon Basin lovers of the world to follow my Collection of Emerald Tree Boas, review upcoming breeding Projects, acquire your own snakes, learn more about the Amazon Basin Emerald Tree Boa, and/or to have fun viewing the most beautiful snake on the planet.

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