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Acrantophis dumerili JAN, 1860

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Higher TaxaBoidae (Sanziniinae, Sanziniidae), Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Dumeril's boa
G: Dumerils Madagaskarboa 
SynonymAcrantophis dumerili JAN 1860
Boa dumerili — BOULENGER 1893: 120
Constrictor dumerili — BARBOUR 1918: 486
Acrantophis madagascariensis dumerili — STULL 1935: 405
Acrantophis dumerili — STIMSON 1969
Acrantophis dumerili — KLUGE 1991: 8
Boa dumerili — KLUGE 1991:48
Acrantophis dumerili — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 327
Boa dumerili — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 185
Acrantophis dumerili — VENCES et al. 2001
Acrantophis dumerili — WALLACH et al. 2014: 6
Acrantophis dumerili — REYNOLDS & HENDERSON 2018: 37 
DistributionS Madagascar, Mascarene Islands

Type locality: unknown, likely Amboasary, Madagascar (Henkel and Schmidt 2000).  
TypesHolotype: lost, formerly MSNM (Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milano), but destroyed in 1943 fide Reynolds & Henderson 2018. 
CommentDistribution: Reports from Reunion are probably erroneous (WALLACH & GLAW 2009, Vences & Glaw 2003).

Acrantophis dumerili may be a complex of two species (OROZCO-TERWENGEL et al 2008).

Type species: Acrantophis dumerili JAN 1860 is the type species of the genus Acrantophis JAN 1860. 
EtymologyNamed after Greek “akrantos” = useless or lazy, and Greek” ophis = snake. May have been chosen because the species was found in a state of no or low activity. The species is named after French herpetologist A.M.C. Duméril. 
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