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Dietary observations of the lamprophiid snake Madagascarophis meridionalis (Domergue, 1987) in southeastern Madagascar

J. Neaves, S. Hyde Roberts, Tsimijaly H. Longasoa, Franco Andreone and Goncalo M. Rosa.

Madagascarophis Mertens 1952 is a genus of small, primarily crepuscular and nocturnal snakes endemic to the island of Madagascar (Cadle, 2003; Glaw and Vences, 2007). Recent observations of Madagascarophis meridionalis have shed further light on the foraging behaviour and dietary preferences of this species, with individuals observed exhibiting diurnal activity (Rosa et al., 2016). Despite having a large distribution across the southern part of the country (Nagy et al., 2003; Lehtinen and Ramanamanjato, 2006; Nagy et al., 2007; Rosa et al., 2016), the ecology of the species, and that of the four other species within the genus, remains largely understudied (Glaw and Vences, 2007; Ruane et al., 2016).

Key topics:
Environment
Year of publication:
2019
Published in:
Herpeteology Notes, volume 12: 75-78
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