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15:41 Aug 9, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: majá
I know it's a kind of snake found in Cuba but can anyone give a translation for it.
LouiseM
Spain
Local time: 12:47
English translation:Epicrates angulifer
Explanation:


Epicrates is almost endemic to the Greater Antilles and the Bahamas, since only one of the ten known species, E. cenchria, is continental. The largest West Indian snake is Cuban: the "majá de Santa María", Epicrates angulifer, which may attain an impressive four and a half meters in length. (In fact, "epi-krator" translates loosely from the Greek into "the lord over its domain".) Some of the smaller relatives of the Cuban species, like the Hispaniolan and Bahamian E. striatus, the Jamaican E. subflavus, and the Puerto Rican E. inornatus are still large, powerful snakes. All of them can reach over two meters in length. Other members of the genus, like E. exsul of the Bahamas, E. fordii of Hispaniola, and E. monensis of Mona Island and the Puerto Rican bank, are much smaller, and feed mostly on lizards and on ocassional small rodents and birds.

How's that? See the webpage listed below.
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Tyler Reeves
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Thanks, the web site was really useful.
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Epicrates angulifer


Explanation:


Epicrates is almost endemic to the Greater Antilles and the Bahamas, since only one of the ten known species, E. cenchria, is continental. The largest West Indian snake is Cuban: the "majá de Santa María", Epicrates angulifer, which may attain an impressive four and a half meters in length. (In fact, "epi-krator" translates loosely from the Greek into "the lord over its domain".) Some of the smaller relatives of the Cuban species, like the Hispaniolan and Bahamian E. striatus, the Jamaican E. subflavus, and the Puerto Rican E. inornatus are still large, powerful snakes. All of them can reach over two meters in length. Other members of the genus, like E. exsul of the Bahamas, E. fordii of Hispaniola, and E. monensis of Mona Island and the Puerto Rican bank, are much smaller, and feed mostly on lizards and on ocassional small rodents and birds.

How's that? See the webpage listed below.



    Reference: http://www.fortunecity.com/greenfield/cat/361/reptilesandamp...
Tyler Reeves
PRO pts in pair: 12
Grading comment
Thanks, the web site was really useful.

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cuban boa


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Epicrates angulifer. Simon&Schuster's

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PRO pts in pair: 151
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