About this object

Large snake with large, heavy head with relatively small eyes. Body covered with smooth, shiny scales, pattern variable but ground colour usually pale brown or greyish with a series of large reddish-brown blotches along the back surrounding smaller light coloured oval spots along the centre of the back. Length up to 5.6 m.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    2000.1.18
  • Scientific name
    Boa constrictor Linnaeus, 1758
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SERPENTES BOIDAE
  • Common name
    Boa Constrictor
  • Collector
    Gordon
  • Date collected
    1921-02-13
  • Place collected
    Americas: South America: Brazil: Manáos
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Donated by the Liverpool University Zoology Museum, 1999
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Natural Science
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