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Malagasy giant hognose snake (Leioheterodon madagascariensis) 1.jpg
Giant Malagasy hognose snake
Leioheterodon madagascariensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Lamprophiidae
Subfamily: Pseudoxyrhophiinae
Dowling, 1975

About 22, see text

The Pseudoxyrhophiinae are a subfamily of lamprophiid snakes, found mostly in Madagascar.[1]

It contains about 22 genera:[2]


  1. ^ Cadle, J. E. (2003). Goodman, S.; Benstead, J. (eds.). Colubridae, snakes in The Natural History of Madagascar. Chicago, Illinois, USA: University of Chicago Press. pp. 997–1004.
  2. ^ Pyron, R.A.; Burbrink, F.T.; Wiens, J.J. (2013). "A phylogeny and revised classification of Squamata, including 4161 species of lizards and snakes". BMC Evolutionary Biology. 13 (1): 1–53. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-93. PMC 3682911. PMID 23627680.