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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesCrowned False Boa 
SynonymPseudoboa coronata SCHNEIDER 1801: 286
Scytale coronata — WIED 1824
Scytale coronata — WAGLER 1830
Scytale coronatum — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1854: 999
Scytale coronatum — GARMAN 1887: 285
Oxyrhopus coronatus — BOULENGER 1896: 111
Pseudoboa coronata — BEEBE 1946: 38
Pseudoboa coronata — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 253
Pseudoboa coronata — GASC & RODRIGUES 1980
Pseudoboa coronata — GORZULA & SEÑARIS 1999
Pseudoboa coronata — STARACE 1998: 321
Pseudoboa coronata — ZAHER et al. 2008
Pseudoboa coronata — WALLACH et al. 2014: 598 
DistributionGuyana, Suriname, French Guiana,
Brazil (Pará etc.), Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia

Type locality: “America”  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: (orig. "Museu de Heyden" (=RMNH)] fide Hoge, 1964c: 61), lost (by inference) fide Hoge, 1964c: 61. 
CommentType species: Pseudoboa coronata is the type species of the genus Pseudoboa SCHNEIDER 1801.

Type: unknown fide PETERS 1960.

ZAHER et al. (2008) nicely illustrate the ontogenetic shift of color patterns in this species. 
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