§ 603A.02  Exotic Animal Defined
   As used in this chapter, “exotic animal” means each of the following animals:
   (a)   Class Mammalia.
      (1)   Order Artiodactyla. All species, including by way of example and not by way of limitation, all antelopes, bison, camels, deer, giraffes, and hippopotamuses.
      (2)   Order Carnivora.
         A.   Family Felidae. All species of pantera, and all felis except felis catus.
         B.   Family Canidae. Coyotes, foxes, jackals, wolves.
         C.   Family Ursidae. All species, including by way of example and not by way of limitation, all species of bear.
         D.   Family Mustelidare. Badgers, martins, minks, skunks, and weasels.
         E.   Family Procyonidae. Coatis and racoons.
         F.   Family Hyaenidae. All species, including by way of example and not by way of limitation, all hyenas.
      (3)   Order Edentatia. All species, including by way of example and not by way of limitation, anteaters, armadillos, and sloths.
      (4)   Order Marsupialia. Kangaroos, opossums, and wallabies.
      (5)   Order Perissodactyla. Rhinoceroses and tapirs.
      (6)   Order Primates. All species, including by way of example and not by way of limitation, all chimpanzees, gorillas, lemurs, and monkeys.
      (7)   Order Proboscidae. All species, including by way of example and not by way of limitation, all elephants.
      (8)   Order Rodentia. Beavers, porcupines, and squirrels.
   (b)   Class Reptilia.
      (1)   Order Squamata.
         A.   Family Colubridae. African twig snakes, brown tree snakes, boomslangs, and mangrove snakes.
         B.   Family Elapidae. All species, including by way of example and not by way of limitation, all cobras, coral snakes, mambas, kraits, adders, sea snakes, and all other species of the Family Elapidae as listed in Living Snakes of the World in Color by John M. Mehrtens, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 1987.
         C.   Family Helodermatidae. Gila monsters and Mexican beaded lizards.
         D.   Family Viperidae and Family Crotalidae. All species, including by way of example and not by way of limitation, all vipers, adders, asps, moccasins, rattlesnakes, copperheads, and all other vipers and pit vipers as listed in Living Snakes of the World in Color by John M. Mehrtens, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 1987.
         E.   Family Boidae. Green anacondas and yellow anacondas; Jamaican boas; African rock pythons, amethystine pythons, Boelen’s pythons, Burmese pythons, Indian pythons, olive pythons, and reticulated python.
         F.   Family Varanidae. Salvator monitor, salvadoran monitors.
      (2)   Order Crocodilia. All species, including by way of example and not by way of limitation, all crocodiles, alligators, caimans, and gavials.
   (c)   Class Aves.
      (1)   Order Cainwarae. All species, including by way of example and not by way of limitation, all eagles, hawks, and vultures.
      (2)   Order Rheiformes. All species, including by way of example and not by way of limitation, all rheas.
      (3)   Order Struthioniformes. All species, including by way of example and not by way of limitation, all ostriches.
      (4)   Order Casuariiformes. All species, including by way of example and not by way of limitation, all cassowaries and emus.
      (5)   Order Strigiformes. All species, including by way of example and not by way of limitation, all owls.
   Phylum Arthropoda.
   (d)   Class Arachnida.
      (1)   Order Scorpiones.
         A.   Family Buthidae.
      Arabian fat-tailed scorpion – Androctonus crassicauda.
      Arizona centruroides scorpion – Centruroides exilicauda.
      Death stalker – Leiurus quinquestriatus.
      Egyptian yellow scorpion – Androctonus amoreuxi.
      Israeli black scorpion – Hottentotta judaicus.
      S.A. giant fat-tailed scorpion – Parabuthus transvaalicus.
      Sinai desert scorpion – Androctonus bicolor.
      Yellow desert scorpion – Androctonus australis.
      (2)   Order Araneae.
         A.   Family Therididae.
      Argentina red widow spider – Latrodectus coralinus.
      Brown widow spider – Latrodectus geometricus.
      Red-black widow – Latrodectus hasselti.
      Red widow spider – Latrodectus bishopi.
      Southern black widow spider – Latrodectus mactans.
      Western widow – Latrodectus hesperus.
         B.   Family Loxoscelidae.
      Brown recluse spider – Loxosceles reclusa.
   (e)   Class Chilopoda.
      (1)   Order Scolopendromorpha.
         A.   Family Scolopendridae.
      Amazon giant banded centipede – Scolopendra gigantea.
      Arizona Tiger Centipede – Scolopendra viridis.
      Florida keys centipede – Scolopendra alternans.
   (f)   Class Chiroperta. Bats.
   (g)   Green Iguanas.
   As used in this chapter, “exotic animal” also means all species listed under the Endangered Species Act as threatened or endangered, and shall also mean any snake, regardless of species, that is twelve (12) feet in length or longer.
(Ord. No. 536-01. Passed 6-3-02, eff. 6-10-02)