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Madagascarophis meridionalis DOMERGUE, 1987

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Higher TaxaPseudoxyrhophiidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymMadagascarophis meridionalis DOMERGUE 1987
Madagascarophis meridionalis — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 329
Madagascarophis meridionalis — NAGY et al. 2007
Madagascarophis meridionalis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 421 

Type locality: plateau Karimbola (Androy)  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1985.0378 (= 202/S field number); 23 June 1961; leg. DOMERGUE. 
CommentHabitat: partly arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
  • Belluardo F, Quirós DD, Lobón-Rovira J, Rosa GM, Rasoazanany M, Andreone F, Crottini A 2021. Uncovering the herpetological diversity of small forest fragments in south-eastern Madagascar (Haute Matsiatra). Zoosystematics and Evolution 97(2): 315-343 - get paper here
  • Cocca, W., G. M. Rosa, F. Andreone, G. Aprea, P. E. Bergò, F. Mattioli, V. Mercurio, J. E. Randrianirina, D. Rosado, M. Vences & A. Crottini 2018. The herpetofauna (Amphibia, Crocodylia, Squamata, Testudines) of the Isalo Massif, Southwest Madagascar: combining morphological, molecular and museum data. Salamandra 54 (3): 178-200 plus Supplementary Material - get paper here
  • D'Cruze, Neil; Annette Olsonn, David Henson, Sunil Kumar, and David Emmett. 2009. The Amphibians and Reptiles of the Lower Onilahy River Valley, a Temporary Protected Area in Southwest Madagascar. Herp. Cons. Biol. 4: 62-79 - get paper here
  • Domergue C A 1987. Notes sur les serpents de la region malgache. 7. Revision du genre Madagascarophis Mertens 1952. Bull. Mus. Natn. Hist. nat., Paris 9 (2) : 455-489
  • Gardner, Charlie J.; Xavier Vincke, Louise D. Jasper 2015. Additions to the urban herpetofauna of Toliara, southwest Madagascar. Herpetology Notes 8: 47-49 - 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, FRANK; CHRISTOPH KUCHARZEWSKI, JÖRN KÖHLER, MIGUEL VENCES, ZOLTÁN T. NAGY 2013. Resolving an enigma by integrative taxonomy: Madagascarophis fuchsi (Serpentes: Lamprophiidae), a new opisthoglyphous and microendemic snake from northern Madagascar. Zootaxa 3630 (2): 317–332 - get paper here
  • Harrington, Sean M; Jordyn M de Haan, Lindsey Shapiro, Sara Ruane 2018. Habits and characteristics of arboreal snakes worldwide: arboreality constrains body size but does not affect lineage diversification. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 125 (1): 61–71 - get paper here
  • Nagy, Zoltán Tamás; Frank Glaw, Franco Andreone, Michael Wink and Miguel Vences 2007. Species boundaries in Malagasy snakes of the genus Madagascarophis (Serpentes: Colubridae sensu lato) assessed by nuclear and mitochondrial markers. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 7 (3): 241-251 - get paper here
  • Neaves, Jamie; Sam Hyde Robert, Tsimijaly H Longosoa, Franco Andreone, Gonçalo M. Rosa 2019. Dietary observations of the lamprophiid snake Madagascarophis meridionalis (Domergue, 1987) in southeastern Madagascar. Herpetology Notes 12: 75-78 - get paper here
  • Rosa, Gonçalo M., Paolo Eusebio Bergo, Franco Andreone, Angelica Crottini, Louise Jasper and Charlie J. Gardner. 2016. Insights into the feeding behavior of Madagascarophis meridionalis DOMERGUE, 1987, from Isalo, Madagascar. Herpetozoa 29 (1/2): 103-107 - get paper here
  • Ruane, Sara; Frank T. Burbrink, Bernard Randriamahatantsoa, and Christopher J. Raxworthy 2016. The Cat-eyed Snakes of Madagascar: Phylogeny and Description of a New Species of Madagascarophis (Serpentes: Lamprophiidae) from the Tsingy of Ankarana. Copeia: September 104 (3): 712-721 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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