Madagascarophis lolo RUANE, BURBRINK, RANDRIAMAHATANTSOA & RAXWORTHY, 2016
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Madagascarophis lolo?
|Higher Taxa||Lamprophiidae, Pseudoxyrhophiinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Madagascarophis lolo RUANE, BURBRINK, RANDRIAMAHATANTSOA & RAXWORTHY 2016|
Type locality: Madagascar, Antsiranana Province, Diana Region, Ankarana National Park, ~4 km northwest of the village of Mahamasina, tsingy karst trail, 102 m elevation, 49.115078° E, 12.942108° S.
|Types||Holotype. AMNH 176422 (RAX 12626), adult male (Fig. 1 in Ruane et al. 2016), Madagascar, Antsiranana Province, Diana Region, Ankarana National Park, ~4 km northwest of the village of Mahamasina, tsingy karst trail, 102 m elevation, 49.115078E, 12.942108S, 9 February 2014, 1930 hours, B. Randriamahatantsoa, C. Raxworthy, S. Ruane.|
Habitat: tsingy karst rocks, in an exposed area with low scrub habitat
|Etymology||The species name, lolo, is taken from the Malagasy word for ghost; it is a noun in apposition to the genus name. This name refers to 1) the ghostly pale gray color of the holotype, and 2) that M. lolo has eluded discovery for so long at Ankarana, arguably one of the better surveyed sites in Madagascar.|