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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 — REYNOLDS & HENDERSON 2018: 26

Candoia paulsoni mcdowelli SMITH & CHISZAR 2001
Candoia paulsoni mcdowelli — REYNOLDS & HENDERSON 2018: 27

Candoia paulsoni rosadoi SMITH & CHISZAR 2001
Candoia paulsoni rosadoi — REYNOLDS & HENDERSON 2018: 27

Candoia paulsoni sadlieri SMITH & CHISZAR 2001
Candoia paulsoni sadlieri — REYNOLDS & HENDERSON 2018: 27

Candoia paulsoni tasmai SMITH & TEPEDELEN 2001
Candoia paulsoni tasmai — LAND & VOGEL 2005
Candoia paulsoni tasmai — KOCH et al. 2007
Candoia paulsoni tasmai — KOCH 2012
Candoia paulsoni tasmai — DE LANG 2013
Candoia paulsoni tasmai — REYNOLDS & HENDERSON 2018: 28

Candoia paulsoni vindumi SMITH & CHISZAR 2001
Candoia paulsoni vindumi — REYNOLDS & HENDERSON 2018: 28 
DistributionIndonesia (Halmahera, Talaud archipelago), Solomon Islands

TYPE LOCALITY: Ugi Island, Solomon Islands

mcdowelli: E Papua New Guinea; Type locality: Sogeri, Papua New Guinea (Smith et al., 2001).

rosadoi: Papua New Guinea (Misima Island); Type locality: Bwagaoia village, Misima Island (Smith et al., 2001).

sadlieri: Papua New Guinea (Woodlark Island), Type locality: Guasopa, Woodlark Island.

tasmai: Indonesia (Halmahera, Sulawesi); Type locality: Kampung Loloba, Halmahera

vindumi: Solomon Islands (Bougainville Island); Type locality: Kunua, Bougainville Island.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 14521
Holotype: MCZ R111795, a female [mcdowelli]
Holotype: AMS 124945, a male [rosadoi]
Holotype: AMS 124877, a female [sadlieri]
Holotype: USNM 215917, a male [tasmai]
Holotype: AMNH 92064, a female [vindumi] 
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. 
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