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Leioheterodon madagascariensis (DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL, 1854)

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Pseudoxyrhophiinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymHeterodon madagascariensis DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 776
Anomalodon madagascariensis — JAN 1865
Lioheterodon madagascariensis — BOULENGER 1893: 269
Leioheterodon madagascariensis — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 330
Lioheterodon madagascariensis — WRIGHT 1995
Leioheterodon madagascariensis — D’CRUZE et al. 2007
Leioheterodon madagascariensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 365 
DistributionMadagascar, Comoro Islands (introduced), Nossi Be = Nosy Bé, Nosy Sakatia, Nosy Komba  
Reproductionoviparous 
Typessyntype: MCZ R-2202 
Diagnosis 
CommentType species: Heterodon madagascariensis DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1854 is the type species of the genus Leioheterodon JAN 1863: 227. 
Etymology 
References
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