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Snakes (Serpentes)


Rough-scaled Dwarf Boas

Typical Dwarf Boas

Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (
Latest update: December 31st, 2022.

Biodiversity of the family Tropidophiidae Bibliography of the family Tropidophiidae


Dwarf Boas
Zwergboas     Dværgboaer

Contents: Endemicity:
2 genera of which none are endemic  0% 100%
36 species of which 34 (94.4%) are endemic  0% 100%

Remarks: The two genera of this family were previously included in Boidae (e.g., Dowling 1959; Stimson 1969; Goin, Goin & Zug 1978). Now recognized as a separate family (e.g., Smith, Smith & Sawin 1977; Zug, Vitt & Caldwell 2001). Exiliboa and Ungaliophis, originally and now again placed in the family Boidae, were also included in this family for some time (e.g., Goin, Goin & Zug 1978).

Distribution:  Central America, South America, West Indies.

Reported from:
Bahamas, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Peru, Turks & Caicos Islands.