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Acrantophis madagascariensis (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1844)

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Higher TaxaBoidae (Boinae), Henophidia, Serpentes (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 
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.
 
TypesSyntypes: MHNP 3133, 7275 and 8636. 
CommentLength up to 3.2 m (BRYGOO 1982) 
References
  • Andersson, Lars Gabriel 1910. Reptiles and batrachians from the north-west of Madagascar collected by V. Kaudern, 1906-1907. Arkiv för Zoologi 7 (7): 1-15.
  • 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. J. Nat. Hist. 37 (17): 2119–2149
  • Borer, M. 2010. Acrantophis madagascariensis - Haltung und Nachzucht der Nördlichen Madagaskarboa. Reptilia (Münster) 15 (82): 60-63 - 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. 1982. Les ophidiens de Madagascar Instit. Butantan, Sao Paulo, Mem. 46: 19-58.
  • D'Cruze, Neil; Jeremy Sabel, Katie Green, Jeffrey Dawson, Carlie Gardner, Janine Robinson, Georgina 2007. The First Comprehensive Survey of Amphibians and Reptiles at Montagne des Francais, Madagascar. Herp. Cons. Biol. 2 (2): 87-99
  • 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. & Glaw, K. 2004. Geheimnisvolle Madagaskarboas: Sanzinia und Acrantophis. Draco 5 (19): 37-43 - 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)
  • 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
  • Kluge, A.G. 1991. Boine snake phylogeny and research cycles. Publs Mus Zool Univ Michigan 178: 1-58
  • Love, B. 2010. Amphibien und Reptilien fotografieren – mit Stil. Reptilia (Münster) 15 (84): 84-85 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid,R.W.; Campbell,J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • 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 - 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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