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Boiga
Mangrove Snake, Boiga dendrophila
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Boiga
Fitzinger, 1826

Boiga is a large genus of mildly venomous, rear-fanged, colubrid snakes typically known as the cat-eyed snakes or just cat snakes.

Species

  • Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909) - Andaman Cat Snake
  • Boiga angulata (Peters, 1861) - Leyte Cat Snake
  • Boiga barnesii (Günther, 1869)
  • Boiga beddomei (Wall, 1909) - Beddome's Cat Snake
  • Boiga bengkuluensis (Orlov, Kudryavtzev, Ryabov & Shumakov, 2003)
  • Boiga blandingii (Hallowell, 1844) - Blandings Tree Snake
  • Boiga bourreti (Tillack, Ziegler & Le Khac Quyet, 2004)
  • Boiga ceylonensis (Günther, 1858) - Sri Lanka Cat Snake
  • Boiga cyanea (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854) - Green Cat Snake
  • Boiga cynodon (Boie, 1827) - Dog-toothed Cat Snake
  • Boiga dendrophila - Gold-ringed Cat Snake or Mangrove Snake
    • Boiga dendrophila annectens (Boulenger, 1896)
    • Boiga dendrophila dendrophila (Boie, 1827)
    • Boiga dendrophila divergens (Taylor, 1922)
    • Boiga dendrophila gemmicincta (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
    • Boiga dendrophila latifasciata (Boulenger, 1896)
    • Boiga dendrophila levitoni (Gaulke, Demegillo & Vogel, 2005)
    • Boiga dendrophila melanota (Boulenger, 1896)
    • Boiga dendrophila multicincta (Boulenger, 1896)
    • Boiga dendrophila occidentalis (Brongersma, 1934)
  • Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894) - Pirmad Cat Snake
  • Boiga drapiezii (Boie & Boie, 1827) - White-spotted Cat Snake
  • Boiga forsteni (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854) - Forsten's Cat Snake
  • Boiga gokool (Gray, 1835) - Arrowback Tree Snake
  • Boiga guangxiensis (Wen, 1998)
  • Boiga irregularis (Merrem, 1802) - Brown Tree Snake
  • Boiga jaspidea (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854) - Jasper Cat Snake
  • Boiga kraepelini (Stejneger, 1902) - Kelung Cat Snake
  • Boiga multifasciata (Blyth, 1861) - Many-banded Tree Snake
  • Boiga multomaculata (Boie, 1827) - Many-spotted Cat Snake
  • Boiga nigriceps (Günther, 1863) - Black-headed Cat Snake
  • Boiga nuchalis (Günther, 1875)
  • Boiga ochracea (Günther, 1868) - Tawny Cat Snake
  • Boiga philippina (Peters, 1867) - Philippine Cat Snake
  • Boiga pulverulenta (Fischer, 1856) - Fischer's Cat Snake
  • Boiga quincunciata (Wall, 1908)
  • Boiga saengsomi (Nutafand, 1985) - Banded Cat Snake
  • Boiga schultzei (Taylor, 1923)
  • Boiga siamensis (Nootpand, 1971) - Gray Cat Snake
  • Boiga tanahjampeana (Orlov & Ryabov, 2002)
  • Boiga trigonata - Indian Gamma Snake
    • Boiga trigonata trigonata (Schneider, 1802)
    • Boiga trigonata melanocephala (Annandale, 1904)
  • Boiga wallachi (Das, 1998) - Nicobar Cat Snake
  • Boiga ranawanei (Samarawickrama, Samarawickrama, Wijesena & Orlov, 2006 (2005)) - Ranawana's Golden Cat Snake

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