Pseudoboa coronata — Crowned False Boa
Some other names for this species:
Amazon Scarlet Snake
This was the only live snake we found in an evening of road-cruising the Iquitos-to-Nauta Road (in a rented bus!). This eye-catching snake was particularly squirmy and I was lucky to get this one more-or-less focused photo in about twenty minutes of various people's attempts to get the dang thing to hold still for more than two seconds.
- Bartlett, R.D., and Bartlett, P. 2003. Reptiles and Amphibians of the Amazon: An Ecotourist's Guide
- Duellman, W.E. 2005. Cusco Amazónico: The Lives of Amphibians and Reptiles in an Amazonian Rainforest
- Rodríguez, L. O. and Duellman, W. E. 1994. Guide to the Frogs of the Iquitos Region, Amazonian Peru