Animalia > Chordata > Reptilia > Squamata > Boidae > Eryx colubrinus > Eryx colubrinus loveridgei

Eryx colubrinus loveridgei (Sand Boa)

Synonyms: Eryx thebaicus


Maximum Longevity [1]  21 years


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
East Sudanian savanna Chad, Central African Republic, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Eritrean coastal desert Eritrea Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Ethiopian xeric grasslands and shrublands Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Masai xeric grasslands and shrublands Kenya Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Nile Delta flooded savanna Egypt Palearctic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
North Saharan steppe and woodlands Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Northern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Northern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Red Sea coastal desert Egypt, Sudan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands  
Sahara desert Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Algeria, Mauritania, Mali, Chad, Niger Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Sahelian Acacia savanna Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Somali Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
South Saharan steppe and woodlands Mauritania, Mali, Algeria, Niger, Chad, Sudan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Southern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets Tanzania, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southwestern Arabian foothills savanna Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Oman Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Amboseli National Park National Reserve II 99624 Kenya

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania No
Horn of Africa Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Oman, Somalia, Yemen No

Prey / Diet

Heterocephalus glaber (Naked mole-rat)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Rhamphiophis rostratus (Rufous Beaked Snake)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Al Ain Zoo
America's Teaching Zooloveridgei
Binder Park Zooloveridgei
Brevard Zooloveridgei
Capron Park Zooloveridgei
Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Parkloveridgei
Cheyenne Mtn Zoological Parkloveridgei
Chicago Zoological Parkloveridgei
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardenloveridgei
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Denver Zoological Gardensloveridgei
Dickerson Park Zooloveridgei
Disney's Animal Kingdomloveridgei
Fort Wayne Children's Zooloveridgei
Giza Zoological Garden
Great Plains Zooloveridgei
Henson Robinson Zooloveridgei
Houston Zoo, Inc.loveridgei
Indianapolis Zooloveridgei
Knoxville Zoological Gardensloveridgei
Lincoln Park Zoological Gardensloveridgei
Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zooloveridgei
Louisville Zoological Gardenloveridgei
Melbourne Zoo
Memphis Zoological Garden & Aquariumloveridgei
Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes
Mesker Park Zooloveridgei
Micke Grove Zooloveridgei
Miller Park Zooloveridgei
Montecasino Bird Gardensloveridgei
Nashville Zoo at Grassmereloveridgei
Newport Aquariumloveridgei
Niabi Zooloveridgei
Parc Zoologic de Barcelona
Parken Zoo i Eskilstuna ABloveridgei
Racine Zoological Gardensloveridgei
Rodbaston Collegeloveridgei
Roger Williams Park Zooloveridgei
Roosevelt Park Zooloveridgei
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Parkloveridgei
Saitama Children's Zooloveridgei
Sedgwick County Zooloveridgei
St. Paul's Como Zooloveridgei
Staten Island Zooloveridgei
The Philadelphia Zooloveridgei
Toledo Zoological Gardensloveridgei
Topeka Zoological Parkloveridgei
Utah's Hogle Zooloveridgei
Virginia Zoological Parkloveridgei
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Zoo Boiseloveridgei
Zoo Santo Inácio Vila Nova de Gaialoveridgei
Zoological Garden Pragueloveridgei
Zoologicka Zahrada Bratislava
Zoologicka zahrada Olomoucloveridgei


Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Libya, Chad, Niger, Yemen, Tanzania, Somalia loveridgei: Arid areas of Kenya and NE Tanzania at Kahe and Msembe near Ruaha National Park. Terra typica: Mbunyuni, Kenya Terra typica: Aegypto;



Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Heterocephalus glaber, Jennifer U. M. Jarvis and Paul W. Sherman, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 706, pp. 1–9 (2002)
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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