From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Malagasy Giant Hognose Snake.jpg
Giant Malagasy hognose snake
L. madagascariensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Lamprophiidae
Subfamily: Pseudoxyrhophiinae
Genus: Leioheterodon
Common names: Malagasy hognose snakes, Malagasy brown snakes, more.

Leioheterodon is a genus of harmless lamprophiids found only on the island of Madagascar. Three species are currently recognized.

Common names[edit]

Malagasy hognose snakes, Malagasy brown snakes, Malagasy menarana snakes.



Further reading[edit]

  • Glaw, Frank; Vences, Miguel (2007). A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar 3rd edition. Köln: M. Vences & F. Glaw Verlags GbR. ISBN 978-3-929449-03-7. 

External links[edit]