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: 2502

publication ID 10.1080/00222933.2018.1543732

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Compsophis sp.


Compsophis sp.   aff. laphystius   with Platypelis grandis   in stomach

During nocturnal surveys on 8 December 2017, in a dry river on the west slope of Montagne d’ Ambre National Park (12.5912°S, 49.1294°E; 941 m asl) we encountered a large female specimen of C GoogleMaps   . sp. aff. laphystius   (specimen ZSM 140 View Materials /2018, MSZC 0783, Figure 4 View Figure 4 (a)) that had recently ingested a large meal. During transport back to our encampment, the specimen regurgitated a large adult Platypelis grandis   (specimen UADBA-A uncatalogued, MSZC 0755)   . This frog had been ingested head-first, and the skin of the head had already been digested, but it was otherwise in moderately good condition, though it rapidly became odorous.