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Acrantophis madagascariensis (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1844)

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Higher TaxaBoidae (Sanziniinae, Sanziniidae), Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Madagascar ground boa
G: nördliche Madagaskarboa 
SynonymPelophilus madagascariensis DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1844: 524
Pelophilus madagascariensis — JAN 1861
Boa madagascariensis — BOULENGER 1893: 120
Acrantophis madagascariensis madagascariensis — STULL 1935
Acrantophis madagascariensis — KLUGE 1991: 8
Boa madagascariensis - KLUGE 1991: 48
Acrantophis madagascariensis — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 327
Boa madagascariensis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 185
Acrantophis madagascariensis — VENCES et al. 2001
Acrantophis madagascariensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 6 
DistributionN Madagascar, Nossi Be = Nosy Bé

Type locality: Madagascar Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesSyntypes: MHNP 3133, 7275 and 8636. 
CommentSize: Length up to 3.2 m (BRYGOO 1982) 
EtymologyNamed after the distribution of this species in Madagascar. 
References
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  • ANDREONE F., F. GLAW, R. A. NUSSBAUM, C. J. RAXWORTHY, M. VENCES, and<br />J. E. RANDRIANIRINA 2003. The amphibians and reptiles of Nosy Be (NW Madagascar) and nearby islands: a case study of diversity and conservation of an insular fauna. Journal of Natural History 37 (17): 2119–2149
  • BORA, PARFAIT; J. CHRISTIAN RANDRIANANTOANDRO, ROMA RANDRIANAVELONA, ELISOA F. HANTALALAINA, RAPHALI R. ANDRIANTSIMANARILAFY,<br />DANIEL RAKOTONDRAVONY, OLGA R. RAMILIJAONA, MIGUEL VENCES,<br />RICHARD K. B. JENKINS, FRANK GLAW, AND JÖRN KÖHLER 2009. AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF THE TSINGY DE BEMARAHA PLATEAU, WESTERN MADAGASCAR: CHECKLIST, BIOGEOGRAPHY AND CONSERVATION. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 5(1):111-125.
  • Borer, M. 2010. Acrantophis madagascariensis - Haltung und Nachzucht der Nördlichen Madagaskarboa. Reptilia (Münster) 15 (82): 60-63 - get paper here
  • Borer, Markus 2013. Madagaskarboas Acrantophis und Sanzinia - Lebensweise, Pflege und Fortpflanzung. KUS-Verlag, 136 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Brygoo, E. R. 1983. Les ophidiens de Madagascar. Instit. Butantan, Sao Paulo, Mem. 46: 19-58 [1982] - get paper here
  • D'Cruze, Neil; Jeremy Sabel, Katie Green, Jeffrey Dawson, Carlie Gardner, Janine Robinson, Georgina Starkie, Miguel Vences, and Frank Glaw. 2007. The First Comprehensive Survey of Amphibians and Reptiles at Montagne des Francais, Madagascar. Herp. Cons. Biol. 2 (2): 87-99 - get paper here
  • De Groot, Frank 1996. De Madagascar- boa's, genus Acrantophis en Sanzinia. Acrantophis dumerili, Dumeril's boas; Acrantophis madagascarensis, Madagascar boa; Sanzinia madagascarensis, Madagascar boomboa. Terra 32 (3): 86-88
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1844. Erpetologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complete des Reptiles. Vol.6. Libr. Encyclopédique Roret, Paris, 609 pp. - get paper here
  • Gehring, P.-S., F. M. Ratsoavina & M. Vences 2010. Filling the gaps – amphibian and reptile records from lowland rainforests in eastern Madagascar. Salamandra 46 (4): 214-234 - get paper here
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • Glaw, F. & Glaw, K. 2004. Geheimnisvolle Madagaskarboas: Sanzinia und Acrantophis. Draco 5 (19): 37-43 - get paper here
  • Höß, S.; Höß, D. & Glaw, F. 2005. Nachzucht bei der Nördlichen Madagaskarboa (Acrantophis madagascariensis). Reptilia (Münster) 10 (56): 6-7 - get paper here
  • Jan, G. 1861. Iconographie générale des ophidiens. 2. Livraison. J.B. Bailière et Fils, Paris - get paper here
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  • Orozco-Terwengel, P., Nagy, Z.T., Vieites, D.R., Vences, M., Louis Jr., E. 2008. Phylogeography and phylogenetic relationships of Malagasy tree and ground boas. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 95, 640–652. - get paper here
  • Stull, O.G. 1935. A Checklist of the Family Boidae. Proc. Boston Soc. nat. Hist., 40: 387—408.
  • Vences, M. & Glaw, F. 2004. Phylogeography, systematics and conservation status of boid snakes from Madagascar (Sanzinia and Acrantophis). Salamandra 39 (3/4): 181-206 [2003] - get paper here
  • VENCES, M., F. GLAW, J. KOSUCH, W. BÖHME & M. VEITH 2001. Phylogeny of South American and Malagasy Boine snakes: Molecular evidence for the validity of Sanzinia and Acrantophis and biogeographic implications. Copeia 2001 (4): 1151-1154 - get paper here
 
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