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Madagascarophis ocellatus DOMERGUE, 1987

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Higher TaxaPseudoxyrhophiidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymMadagascarophis ocellatus DOMERGUE 1987
Madagascarophis ocellatus — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 329
Madagascarophis ocellatus — GLAW et al. 2013
Madagascarophis ocellatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 421 
DistributionMadagascar (au sud de l' Onilahy, le plateau Karimbola (Androy) et le plateau mahafaly; au nord de l’Onilahy, région de Tulear (Andatabo, lfaty).

Type locality: plateau Karimbola  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1977.1056 (field tag 190/S), 20 June 1961. Leg. Charles Domergue 
CommentHabitat: partly arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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