Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Reptilia > Order: Squamata > Family: Boidae > Genus: Eryx > Species: Eryx miliaris > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Eryx miliaris var. roborowskii Bedriaga, 1906 Uetz P (1997)
Eryx miliaris var. koslowi Bedriaga, 1906 Uetz P (1997)

Desert sand boa - Eryx miliaris (Pallas, 1773)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
  • sparsely vegetated land


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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Not evaluated


Least Concern


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

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Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Reptiles not included in Annex II)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Desert sand boa English Gasc J.P. and al.
Dwarf sand boa English Gasc J.P. and al.
Eryx miliaire French Gasc J.P. and al.
Östliche Sandboa German Gasc J.P. and al.
Zwerg-Sandboa German Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Anguis miliaris Pallas, 1773
Anguis helluo Pallas, 1814
Eryx miliaris nogairum Nikolsky, 1910
Eryx miliaris var. roborowskii Bedriaga, 1906
Eryx miliaris var. koslowi Bedriaga, 1906

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External data

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