Tropidophis taczanowskyi

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Tropidophis taczanowskyi
Tropidophis taczanowskyi.jpg
Original illustration,
from Steindachner, 1880.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Tropidophiidae
Genus: Tropidophis
Species: T. taczanowskyi
Binomial name
Tropidophis taczanowskyi
(Steindachner, 1880)
  • Ungalia taczanowskyi
    Steindachner, 1880
  • Tropidophis taczanowskyi
    Stull, 1928

Tropidophis taczanowskyi, or Taczanowski's dwarf boa, is a species of snake in the family Tropidophiidae.[2] The species is endemic to Peru and Ecuador.[3]


Both the specific name, taczanowskyi, and the common name, Taczanowski's dwarf boa, are in honor of Polish zoologist Władysław Taczanowski.[4]


  1. ^ "Tropidophis taczanowskyi ". The Reptile Database.
  2. ^ McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré TA (1999). Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Washington, District of Columbia: Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  3. ^ "Tropidophis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 August 2007. 
  4. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Tropidophis taczanowskyi, p. 260).

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA (1893). Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume I., Containing the Families ... Boidæ ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiii + 448 pp. + Plates I-XXVIII. (Ungalia taczanowskyi, p. 111).
  • Freiberg M (1982). Snakes of South America. Hong Kong: T.F.H. Publications. 189 pp. ISBN 0-87666-912-7. (Tropidophis taczanowskyi, p. 88).
  • Steindachner F (1880). "Über eine neue peruanische Ungalia-Art, Ungalia taczanowskyi". Sitzungberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaften Classe, Wien 80 (1): 522-525 + one plate. (Ungalia taczanowsyi, new species). (in German).
  • Stull OG (1928). "A Revision of the Genus Tropidophis ". Occ. Pap. Mus. Zool., Univ. Michigan (195): 1-49. (Tropidophis taczanowskyi, new combination, p. 21).