A Guide to Australian Pythons in Captivity (Australian Reptile and Amphibian in Captivity)

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REPTILES OF THE WORLD - BOAS

CALABAR GROUND BOA
(was called the Calabar Python)
Calabaria (was Charina) reinhardtii

John Fowler & Rachel Barnes


Distribution:- West & Central Africa


Comments:- This was previously believed to be a python, they usually only lays 1 or 2 eggs (rarely 3)

Grows to approximately 1 metres (39 inches)

Calabar Ground Boa or Calabar Python - Calabaria reinhardtii -John Fowler & Rachel Barnes

This is a burrowing species that lives in rainforests and rarely bites.

The Calabar Ground Boa (Calabaria reinhardtii) defends itself by rolling into a tight ball hiding it's head, but raising its tail.

LINKS

Calabar python
Wikipedia


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BOA SPECIES OF THE WORLD
Australian Herpetology Website

Boasnakes.info
by John Fowler

PYTHON SPECIES OF THE WORLD
Australian Herpetology Website


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