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Madagascar Ground Boa (Sanzinia madagascariensis) (7629832256).jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Boidae
Subfamily: Sanziniinae
Romer, 1956

Two genera, see text

The Sanziniinae are a subfamily of boid snakes containing three species endemic to the island of Madagascar.


It contains two genera:[1]

Acrantophis dumerili, Duméril's boa
Acrantophis madagascariensis, Madagascar ground boa
Sanzinia madagascariensis, Madagascar tree boa


  1. ^ 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): 93. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-93. PMC 3682911Freely accessible. PMID 23627680. 
  • Romer AS: Osteology of the Reptiles. Chicago: University of Chicago Press; 1956.

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.