Acrantophis madagascariensis — Madagascar Ground Boa
These thick, heavy snakes inhabit the leaf litter on the forest floor, where they are very difficult to see in the dappled sunlight. This one helped us out by slowly crawling right across the trail in front of us. My wife Monica Rua took the full-body photo above.
Here is a list of all the reptiles and frogs I saw on this trip to Madagascar.
- Glaw, F., Vences, M. 2007. A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar, Third Edition
- Glaw, F., Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar, Second Edition
- Henkel, F., Schmidt, W. 2000. Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar and the Mascarene, Seychelles, and Comoro Islands