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Higher TaxaBoidae (Boinae), Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Emerald Tree Boa
G: Hundskopfschlinger, Grüne Hundskopfboa 
SynonymBoa canina LINNAEUS 1758: 215
Boa Hipnale LINNAEUS 1758: 215
Boa thalassina LAURENTI 1768: 89 (nomen subst. pro Boa canina LINNAEUS).
Boa aurantiaca LAURENTI 1768: 89
Boa exigua LAURENTI 1768: 89 (nomen substitutum pro Boa hipnale)
Boa canina — SHAW & NODDER 1790
Xiphosoma araramboya WAGLER 1824: 45
Xiphosoma caninum — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1844: 540
Xiphosoma caninum — JAN 1864
Xiphosoma caninum — LOCKINGTON 1886: 300
Corallus caninus — BOULENGER 1893: 102
Boa canina — BEEBE 1946: 16
Corallus caninus — STIMSON 1969
Corallus caninus — GASC & RODRIGUES 1980
Corallus canina — MEHRTENS 1987
Corallus caninus — STARACE 1998: 94
Corallus caninus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 190
Corallus caninus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 183 
DistributionGuyana, Suriname, French Guiana, E/S Venezuela (Bolívar, Amazonas), NE Brazil (north of the Rio Amazonas and north and east of the Rio Negro: Amapá, Pará, Roraima, Amazonas); elevation 0-200 m.

Type locality: "America".  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: NRM (also as NRS) Lin. 8
Lectotype: ZSM 1365/0, female [Xiphosoma araramboya] 
CommentHybridization: KIVIT & WISEMAN (2005) report a hybrid between C. caninus and C. hortulanus. 
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