Data for giant constrictors—Biological management profiles and an establishment risk assessment for nine large species of pythons, anacondas, and the boa constrictor

Product Type: 

Data Series

Year: 

2011

Author(s): 

Jarnevich, C.S., G.H. Rodda, and R.N. Reed

Suggested Citation: 

Jarnevich, C.S., G.H. Rodda, and R.N. Reed. 2011. Data for giant constrictors—Biological management profiles and an establishment risk assessment for nine large species of pythons, anacondas, and the boa constrictor. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 579.

The giant constrictors' climate space data set represents the information needed to recreate the climate space and climate matching analyses in Reed and Rodda (2009). A detailed methodology and results are included in that report. The data include locations for nine species of large constrictors including Python molurus, Broghammerus reticulatus, P. sebae, P. natalensis, Boa constrictor, Eunectes notaeus, E. deschauenseei, E. beniensis, and E. murinus. The locations are from published sources. Climate data are included for monthly precipitation and average monthly temperature along with the species locations. The individual spreadsheets of location data match the figures in the Reed and Rodda (2009) report, illustrating areas of the mainland United States that match the climate envelope of the native range...