Tartar Sand Boa

Eryx Tataricus

Scientific Name

Tartar Sand Boa:  
Eryx Tataricus

Distribution and Habitat

Geographic Range

The Tartar sand boa can be found primarily in areas near and around the Caspian Sea reaching into western China.

Natural Habitat

The Tartar sand boa can be found residing in the abandoned burrows of rodents.

Physical Characteristics

  • Primarily tan in color, this species resembles that of a giant earth worm reaching upwards of 30 inches in length.

Quick Facts

  1. Juvenile Tartar sand boas need to consume prey more regularly due to their high metabolic rate compared to that of adults.

Exhibit

Reptile House

Conservation Status

Not Evaluated:The Tartar Sand Boa has not yet been evaluated against the criteria.

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Diet

Carnivore

The Tartar sand boa consumes primarily lizards, small mammals, insects and birds.