Common names: bromeliad boas, banana boas, Neotropical dwarf boas.

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

Geographic range[edit]

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 nameGeographic range[1]
U. continentalisTMüller, 1880Chiapan boaSouthern Mexico (eastern Chiapas), southwestern Guatemala and Honduras.
U. panamensisSchmidt, 1933Panamanian dwarf boaSouthern Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and western Colombia.

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e 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).
  2. ^ a b c "Ungaliophis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 August 2007. 
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