Compsophis, Mocquard, 1894

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: 2500

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Two Compsophis   on the same leaf as several froglet Boophis  

During surveys along the stream near Camp Marojejia on 1 December 2016 (ca. 50 m from the previous record), we encountered two Compsophis laphystius   on the same leaf, both sitting ca. 20 cm from two or three Boophis entingae   froglets. We speculate that the snakes were hunting these froglets, but no predation attempt was observed, and the snakes were disturbed by our headtorches and fled.