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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 JE (2003). "Colubridae, Snakes in The Natural History of Madagascar". pp. 997–1004. In: Goodman SM, Benstead JP (editors) (2003). The Natural History of Madagascar. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1,728 pp. ISBN 978-0226303079.
  2. ^ Pyron RA, Burbrink FT, Wiens JJ (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.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)