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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (www.repfocus.dk).
Latest update: December 31st, 2022.

Taxonomy of the family Lamprophiidae
Bibliography of the genus Madagascarophis
Biodiversity of the family Lamprophiidae


Madagascar Cat Snakes



1863 Eteirodipsas Jan (type species: Dipsas colubrina Schlegel 1837)
1952 Madagascarophis Mertens (type species: Dipsas colubrina Schlegel 1837)
Contents: 5 species, all of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: It is unclear why Eteirodipsas has not gained precedence over Madagascarophis, being the older of the two names, but no publications seem to have accepted Eteirodipsas as the valid name of this genus. Taxonomic stability may be the reason (see Mertens 1952).
Distribution: Madagascar (incl. Nosy Be).

Madagascarophis colubrinus

Common Madagascar Cat Snake

Gewöhnliche Madagascar-Katzennatter

Almindelig Madagascar-kattesnog

1837 Dipsas colubrina Schlegel
Eteirodipsas colubrina Jan 1863
Madagascarophis colubrinus Mertens 1952
1877 Eteirodipsas colubrina citrina Boettger (Nagy, Glaw, Andreone, Wink & Vences 2007)
Madagascarophis citrinus Domergue 1987
Madagascarophis colubrinus citrinus Nagy, Glaw, Andreone, Wink & Vences 2007
1987 Madagascarophis colubrinus insularis Domergue
1987 Madagascarophis colubrinus occidentalis Domergue
1987 Madagascarophis colubrinus pastoriensis Domergue
1987 Madagascarophis colubrinus septentrionalis Domergue

Distribution: Madagascar (incl. Nosy Be).

Madagascarophis colubrinus
© Rune Midtgaard

Madagascarophis fuchsi

Antsiranana Cat Snake



2013 Madagascarophis fuchsi Glaw, Kucharzewski, Köhler, Vences & Nagy

Distribution: Madagascar.

Madagascarophis lolo

Ankarana Cat Snake



2016 Madagascarophis lolo Ruane, Burbrink, Randriamahatantsoa & Raxworthy

Distribution: Madagascar.

Madagascarophis meridionalis

Karimbola Cat Snake



1987 Madagascarophis meridionalis Domergue

Distribution: Madagascar.

Madagascarophis ocellatus

Ocellated Cat Snake



1987 Madagascarophis ocellatus Domergue

Distribution: Madagascar.