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.

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.


These snakes occupy a 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.


Species Taxon author Common name Geographic range
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.

See also


External links

Search another word or see Ungaliophison Dictionary | Thesaurus |Spanish
Copyright © 2015 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature