Compsophis sp.

Hutter, Carl Richard, Andriampenomanana, Zo F., Razafindraibe, Jary H., Rakotoarison, Dr. Andolalao & Scherz, Mark D., 2018, New dietary data from Compsophis and Alluaudina species (Squamata: Lamprophiidae: Pseudoxyrhophiinae), and implications for their dietary complexity and evolution, Journal of Natural History 52 (39 - 40), pp. 2497-2510: 2504

publication ID 10.1080/00222933.2018.1543732

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Compsophis sp.


Compsophis sp.   aff. laphystius   with Lygodactylus sp.   in stomach

During nocturnal surveys near the road through Montagne d’ Ambre National Park (ca. 12.520°S, 49.179°E; 1030 m asl) at ca GoogleMaps   . 18h00 on 19 November 2017, we encountered a juvenile specimen of C. sp. aff. laphystius   (specimen UADBA-R uncatalogued, MSZC 0657, Figure 4 View Figure 4 (b,c)) active on low foliage (<30 cm above the ground). During fixation of this specimen, we examined its gut contents and removed from the gut a specimen of Lygodactylus sp.   (specimen UADBA-R uncatalogued, MSZC 0650, Figure 4 View Figure 4 (c))   . This specimen had been ingested tail-first, and only the anterior half of the body remained undigested.