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Sanzinia madagascariensis (Madagascar ground boa, Madagascar Tree Boa)

Synonyms: Boa manditra; Sanzinia madagascariensis madagascariensis; Xiphosoma madagascariensis

Wikipedia Abstract

Sanzinia madagascariensis (also known as the Malagasy tree boa, or Madagascar tree boa) is a non-venomous boa species endemic to the island of Madagascar. Two subspecies are currently recognized: S. m. madagascariensis and S. m. volontany.
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Litter Size [1]  10
Maximum Longevity [2]  22 years

Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles Yes

Prey / Diet

Cheirogaleus medius (fat-tailed dwarf lemur)[3]
Microcebus berthae (Madame Berthe's Mouse Lemur)[4]
Microcebus murinus (gray mouse lemur)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Range Map

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
3Effective predation defence in Cheirogaleus medius, Kathrin H. Dausmann, Lemur News Vol. 15, 2010, pp. 18-20
4Small-scale coexistence of two mouse lemur species (Microcebus berthae and M. murinus) within a homogeneous competitive environment, Melanie Dammhahn, Peter M. Kappeler, Oecologia (2008) 157:473–483
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0