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Higher TaxaBoidae (Candoiinae, Candoiidae), Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesCandoia paulsoni paulsoni (STULL 1956)
Candoia paulsoni vindumi SMITH & CHISZAR 2001
Candoia paulsoni tasmai SMITH & TEPEDELEN 2001
Candoia paulsoni mcdowelli SMITH & CHISZAR 2001
Candoia paulsoni sadlieri SMITH & CHISZAR 2001
Candoia paulsoni rosadoi SMITH & CHISZAR 2001 
Common NamesSolomon Island Ground boa
G: Pazifikboa 
SynonymEnygrus carinatus paulsoni STULL 1956
Candoia paulsoni — SMITH et al. 2001
Candoia paulsoni — WIRZ 2003
Candoia paulsoni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 147

Candoia paulsoni tasmai SMITH & TEPEDELEN 2001
Candoia paulsoni tasmai — KOCH et al. 2007 
DistributionIndonesia (Halmahera, Talaud archipelago)

TYPE LOCALITY: Ugi Island, Solomon Islands

C. s. superciliosa: Belau.

C. s. crombiei: Ngeaur.

C. p. tasmai: Halmahera, Sulawesi  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MCZ 14521 
CommentSubspecies: SMITH et al. (2001) elevated C. c. paulsoni to full species status and stated the existence of 2 subspecies of C. carinata (carinata and tepedeleni). In addition, these authors revalidated another species, C. superciliosa (GÜNTHER 1863) with 2 subspecies, C. s. superciliosa and C. s. crombiei from Ngeaur Island in the Belau Archipelago. 
References
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