Round Island Burrowing Boa

The Round Island Burrowing Boa is classified as Extinct (EX), there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died.

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The Round Island Burrowing Boa reached a length of about 1 m (39 in). Preserved specimens have reported total lengths of 54-140 cm (Boullenger 1893; Vinson 1949; Vinson 1975; Bullock 1977). Vinson (1949) even claimed that its maximum size was 1,8 m. More

cousin, the Round Island burrowing boa has not been seen since 1996 and is believed to be extinct. More

The Round Island Burrowing Boa, or Bolyeria, was a reptile native to the Round Island in Mauritius. The reptile endemic to hardwood forest and palm savanna had a small habitat, ranging about 1.5 to 2 square km. Limited distribution had already made it vulnerable to extinction. More

Common names

Boa excavadora de round island in Spanish - español
Boa fouisseur de l'île maurice in French - français
Boa fouisseur de l'ile ronde in French - français
Bolyeride in French - français
Koloboa in Finnish - suomen kieli
Mauritiusboa in German - Deutsch
round island boa in English - English
Round Island Burrowing Boa in English - English
ボリエリアボア in Japanese - 日本語

Order : Squamata
Family : Bolyeridae
Genus : Bolyeria
Species : Bolyeria multocarinata
Authority : BOIE 1827