Bahamas Boa (Chilabothrus strigilatus)
I have conducted field work on Bimini, Eleuthera, and Long I., Bahamas. I have lots of upcoming field work in the Bahamas in 2015, so stay tuned for project updates.
We have shown in a recent paper (Reynolds et al., 2013 MP&E) that boas from the Great Bahama Bank represent a unique lineage, and hence we elevated them from Chilabothrus striatus strigilatus to the Bahamian endemic species C. strigilatus.
Publications from this research:
Reynolds, R.G., M.L. Niemiller, S.B. Hedges, A. Dornburg, A.R. Puente-Rolón, and L.J. Revell. 2013. Molecular phylogeny and historical biogeography of West Indian boid snakes (Chilabothrus). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 68: 461-470 [doi] [Treebase] [pdf]