First Breeding of Sanzinia madagascariensis (Serpentes: Boidae) in Russia

Arslan H. Valeev, Dmitrii A. Antonov


The data on the results of the first captive breeding of rare boid snake Sanzinia madagascariensis in Russia are presented. Characteristics of the reproductive biology of Madagascar tree boa are discussed in the present paper. The data on copulation, gestation, size, weight and number of newborn snakes, temperatures during hibernation and the activity periods, temperature of gestation period, a diet during different seasons are given in the result of a successful breeding.


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

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