Some Additional Data About Reproductive Biology of Endangered Species Sanzinia madagascariensis (Serpentes: Boidae)

Arslan Hadzhi-Muratovich Valeev

Abstract


The additional data on the results of captive breeding of rare boid snake Sanzinia madagascariensis (Duméril et Bibron, 1844) are given. Peculiarities of Madagascar tree boa reproductive biology are discussed in the present paper. The data for the study of two pairs of snakes includes interval between first and second breeding, copulating time, gestation in different conditions, weight and number of newborn snakes. Most important factors during the Malagasy boas breeding are confirmed and unusually high fertility for one boa female is recorded.

Keywords


rare snakes; Sanzinia; reproductive biology; captive breeding; Madagascar

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