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Exiliboa placata BOGERT, 1968

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Higher TaxaBoidae (Charinaidae, Ungaliophiinae), Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Oaxacan Dwarf Boa
G: Oaxaca-Zwerg Boa
S: Boa Enana Oaxaqueña 
SynonymExiliboa placata BOGERT 1968
Exiliboa placata — LINER 1994
Exiliboa placata — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 215
Exiliboa placata — GOWER et al. 2012: 65
Exiliboa placata — WALLACH et al. 2014: 293
Exiliboa placata — REYNOLDS & HENDERSON 2018: 31 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca)

Type locality: 17°37’N, 96°25’W on the headwaters of the Rio Valle Nacional, northern slopes of the Sierra de Juárez, elevation 2300 m.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 100 000, female 
CommentHigher Taxa: Wilcox et al. (2002) extablished a new family for Exiliboa and Ungaliophis, Ungaliophiidae, based on DNA sequence analysis. More recent authors (e.g. Pyron et al. 2013) grouped Exiliboa, Ungaliophis, Charina, and Lichanura into Ungaliophiinae which is basal to most other boids.

Type species: Exiliboa placata BOGERT 1968 is the type species of the genus Exiliboa BOGERT 1968. 
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  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • O’Shea, M. 2018. The Book of Snakes. Ivy Press / Quarto Publishing, London, - get paper here
  • Reynolds, R. Graham and Robert W. Henderson 2018. Boas of the World (Superfamily Booidae): A Checklist With Systematic, Taxonomic, and Conservation Assessments. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology Sep 2018, Vol. 162, No. 1: 1-58. - get paper here
  • Ukuwela, K.D.B., de Silva, A., Sivaruban, A. et al. 2022. Diversity, distribution, and natural history of the marine snakes of Sri Lanka. Marine Biodiversity 52, 24 (2022) - get paper here
  • Underwood, G. 2002. On the rictal structures of some snakes. Herpetologica 58 (1): 1-17 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Wilcox, T.P.; Derrick J. Zwickl; Tracy A. Heath and David M. Hillis 2002. Phylogenetic relationships of the dwarf boas and a comparison of Bayesian and bootstrap measures of phylogenetic support. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 25 (2): 361-371 - get paper here
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