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Higher TaxaBoidae (Boinae), Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymBoa constrictor imperator DAUDIN 1803
Boa imperator DAUDIN 1803: 150
Boa eques EYDOUX & SOULEYET 1842: 144
Boa imperator — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1844: 519
Boa eques — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1844: 521
Boa diviniloquax var. mexicana JAN 1863: 83
Boa imperator — JAN 1864
Boa eques — JAN 1864
Boa constrictor var. isthmica GARMAN 1883: 9
Boa imperator — GARMAN 1884: 8
Boa mexicana — GARMAN 1884: 10
Boa imperator — BOULENGER 1893: 119
Boa mexicana — BOULENGER 1893: 119
Epicrates sabogae BARBOUR 1906: 226
Constrictor constrictor imperator — IHERING 1911: 8
Constrictor constrictor sabogae — BARBOUR & LOVERIDGE 1929: 139
Constrictor constrictor imperator — TAYLOR 1938: 489
Constrictor constrictor sigma SMITH 1943: 411
Boa constrictor imperator — FORCART 1951
Boa constrictor sabogae — FORCART 1951
Constrictor constrictor imperator — MERTENS 1952: 59
Constrictor constrictor imperator — LEWIS 1956
Boa constrictor imperator — STIMSON 1969
Boa constrictor longicauda PRICE & RUSSO 1991
Boa constrictor imperator — BINDER & LAMP 2007
Boa constrictor sabogae — BINDER & LAMP 2007
Boa constrictor longicauda — BINDER & LAMP 2007
Boa imperator — HYNKOVA et al. 2009
Boa imperator — REYNOLDS et al. 2014
Boa imperator — SUNYER 2014
Boa imperator — SOLIS et al. 2014
Boa imperator — MCCRANIE 2015
Boa sigma — CARD et al. 2016
Boa sigma — LOC-BARRAGÁN et al. 2016 
DistributionMexico (Chiapas, Oaxaca, Sinaloa, Chihuahua [HR 32: 277], Michoacan, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosí), San Andres Island (Colombia), Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize

Type locality: “l’Amerique meridionale, principalement au Mexique”  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MNHN, but not assuredly identifiable, according to Guibe In Stuart 1963: 84. 
CommentSynonymy: Card et al. 2016 found genetic evidence that B. sigma may be a valid species along the Pacific versant of Mexico. Howeved, they did not provide any morphological or other details that may diagnose this taxon. There seems to be substantial overlap in ranges of B. imperator and B. sigma, especially in Oaxaca (the North and Central American clades in Card et al. 2016), but it remains unclear of there is any hybridization in this area.

Subspecies: Hynková et la. (2010) suggested that B. c. imperator may be a full species. If so, they also suggested that it would comprise all populations of the Central American clade, including B. c. sabogae and B. c. longicauda. WALLACH et al. 2014: 95 listed imperator as synonym of B. constrictor. 
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