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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Alethinophidia
Superfamilia: Anilioidea

Familia: Tropidophiidae
Genus: Ungaliophis
Species: U. continentalis - U. panamensis

Ungaliophis Müller, 1880
Müller, F. 1880. Erster Nachtrag zum Katalog der herpetologischen Sammlung des Basler Museums. Schweighauserische Buchdrucherei, Basel.

Ungaliophis is a genus of dwarf boas found from southern Mexico to Colombia. Currently, 2 species are recognized.[2]

Geographic range

Found from the Pacific coastal plain and Meseta Central of Chiapas in Mexico, south through Central America (Pacific Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama) to Colombia.[1]

These snakes occupy a range of habitats from lowland rainforest to highland pine-oak forests to cloud forests. Their vertical distribution ranges from sea level to 2,300 m elevation.[1]

Species*[2] Taxon author[2] Common name Geographic range[1]
U. continentalisT Müller, 1880 Chiapan boa Southern Mexico (eastern Chiapas), southwestern Guatemala and Honduras.
U. panamensis Schmidt, 1933 Panamanian dwarf boa Southern Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and western Colombia.

* Not including the nominate subspecies
T Type species[1]

McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).

"Ungaliophis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 August 2007.

External links

Ungaliophis at the Reptile Database. Accessed 29 August 2007.


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