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    Author(s): JAMES W. WILEY
    Date: 2003
    Source: Caribbean Journal of Science, Vol. 39, No. 2, 189–194,
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    The Puerto Rican boa occurs in a variety of habitats, including wet montane forest, lowland wet forest, mangrove forest, wet limestone karst, and offshore cays, and from sea level to 480 m. Mean SVL of 49 encountered boas (live and road-killed) was 136.9 ± 35.1 (range = 38.8–205 cm), with a mean mass of 952.1 ± 349.0 g (n = 47; range = 140–1662 g). Prey in digestive tracts (n = 29) included remains of black rats, house mice,three species of anoles, bats, common ground-doves, domestic fowl chicks, and invertebrates. Females were in reproductive condition in late April through mid-August and had an average brood size of 21.8 ± 6.0 (n = 9, range = 13–30).

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    WILEY, JAMES W. 2003. Habitat Association, Size, Stomach Contents, and Reproductive Condition of Puerto Rican Boas (Epicrates inornatus). Caribbean Journal of Science, Vol. 39, No. 2, 189–194,

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