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Higher TaxaBoidae (Charinidae, Ungaliophiinae), Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Isthmian Dwarf Boa
G: Mittelamerikanische Zwergboa 
SynonymUngaliophis continentalis MÜLLER 1880: 142
Peropodum guatemalensis BOCOURT 1882: 523
Ungaliophis continentalis — BOULENGER 1893: 114
Ungaliophis continentalis — VILLA et al. 1988
Ungaliophis continentalis — LINER 1994
Ungaliophis continentalis — MATTISON 1995: 132
Ungaliophis continentalis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 223
Ungaliophis continentalis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 775 
DistributionMexico (Chiapas), Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua (JANSEN & KÖHLER 2003), elevation (Honduras): 990 m

Type locality: Retalhuléu, southwestern Guatemala Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: NMBA = Naturhistorisches Museum Basel no. 427. 
CommentMax. total length: 85 cm

Relative abundance in Honduras: rare

Distribution: Not in Costa Rica fide F. Bolanos (pers. comm.).

Type species: Ungaliophis continentalis MÜLLER 1880: 142 is the type species of the genus Ungaliophis MÜLLER 1880.

Wilcox et al. (2002) extablished a new family for Exiliboa and Ungaliophis, Ungaliophiidae, based on DNA sequence analysis. 
References
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  • Bogert,C.M. 1968. The variations and affinities of the dwarf boas of the genus Ungaliophis. American Museum Novitates 2340: 1-26 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
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  • Mattison, Chris 1995. The Encyclopedia of Snakes. New York: Facts on File, 256 pp.
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