Eryx elegans

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Taxonavigation: Booidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata, Episquamata
Cladus: Toxicofera
Subordo: Serpentes
Superfamilia: Booidea

Familia: Boidae
Subfamilia: Erycinae
Genus: Eryx
Species: Eryx elegans


Eryx elegans (Gray, 1849)

  • Holotype: BMNH 1843.7.21.70 (formerly BMNH IV.19.1a), adult ♀, collected by East India Company.
  • Type locality: “Afghanistan”.


  • Cusoria elegans Gray, 1849: 107 [original combination]
  • Eryx elegansBlanford, 1876: 402 [subsequent combination]

Native distribution areas[edit]



Primary references[edit]

  • Gray, J.E. 1849. Catalogue of the specimens of snakes in the collection of the British Museum. Edward Newman: London. i–xv + 1–125. BHL Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Central Asia Sand Boa