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  • Andreone F., Randrianirina J., Jenkins P.D. & Aprea G. 2000. Species diversity of Amphibia, Reptilia and Lipotyphla (Mammalia) at Ambolokopatrika, a rainforest between the Anjanaharibe-Sud and Marojejy massifs, NE Madagascar. Biodiversity and Conservation 9: 1587–1622.
  • Auffenberg, W. 1958. The trunk musculature of Sanzina and its bearing on certain aspects of the myological evolution of snakes. Breviora (82): 1-12.
  • Borer, M. 2010. Sanzinia madagascariensis. Haltung und Zucht der Madagaskar-Hundskopfboa oder des Madagassischen Hundskopfschlingers. Reptilia 15 (86): 57-59.
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp.
  • Brygoo, E. R. 1982. Les ophidiens de Madagascar. Instit. Butantan, Sao Paulo, Mem. 46: 19-58.
  • D'Cruze, Neil; Annette Olsonn, David Henson, Sunil Kumar, and David Emmett. 2009. The Amphibians and Reptiles of the Lower Onilahy River Valley, a Temporary Protected Area in Southwest Madagascar. . Herp. Cons. Biol. 4: 62-79.
  • D'Cruze, Neil; Jeremy Sabel, Katie Green, Jeffrey Dawson, Carlie Gardner, Janine Robinson, Georgina Starkie, Miguel Vences, and Frank Glaw. 2007. The First Comprehensive Survey of Amphibians and Reptiles at Montagne des Francais, Madagascar. Herp. Cons. Biol. 2 (2): 87-99.
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1844. Erpetologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complete des Reptiles. Vol.6. Libr. Encyclopédique Roret, Paris, 609 pp.
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1844. Erpetologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complete des Reptiles. Vol.6. Libr. Encyclopédique Roret, Paris.
  • D’Cruze, N.; Köhler, J.; Franzen, M & Glaw, F. 2008. A conservation assessment of the amphibians and reptiles of the Forêt d’Ambre Special Reserve, north Madagascar. MADAGASCAR CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT 3 (1): 44-54.
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  • Gehring, P.S. 2010. Fady, Tavy und Aye-Aye - unterwegs im Nordosten Madagaskars. Elaphe 18 (2): 62-71.
  • Glaw, F. & Glaw, K. 2004. Geheimnisvolle Madagaskarboas: Sanzinia und Acrantophis. Draco 5 (19): 37-43.
  • Hilgartner, R. Raoilison, M. 2005. Freilandbeobachtungen am Madagaskar-Leguan Oplurus cuvieri GRAY, 1831. Reptilia (Münster) 10 (3): 64-69.
  • Jan, G. 1864. Iconographie générale des ophidiens. 7. Livraison. .
  • Kluge, A.G. 1991. Boine snake phylogeny and research cycles. Publs Mus Zool Univ Michigan 178: 1-58.
  • McDiarmid, Roy W., Jonathan A. Campbell, and T'Shaka A. Touré. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. xi + 511
  • McDiarmid,R.W.; Campbell,J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Meier, H. 1980. Beobachtungen an der Riesenschlange Sanzinia madagascariensis. Das Aquarium, Wuppertal 127: 36-37.
  • Reynolds, R. Graham, Matthew L. Niemiller, and Liam J. Revell. 2014. Toward a Tree-of-Life for the boas and pythons: Multilocus species-level phylogeny with unprecedented taxon sampling. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 71. 201-213
  • Schmidt, Dieter. 2010. Vermehrung und Zucht von Riesenschlangen. Draco 11 (44): 4-17.
  • Syntype: Duméril, A. & Bibron, G. . Erpétologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle complète des Reptiles. 6: 549.
  • Trutnau, L. 1979. Schlangen im Terrarium. Bd. 1: Ungiftige Schlangen. Stuttgart (Ulmer Verlag).
  • VENCES, M., F. GLAW, J. KOSUCH, W. BÖHME & M. VEITH. 2001. Phylogeny of South American and Malagasy Boine snakes: Molecular evidence for the validity of Sanzinia and Acrantophis and biogeographic implications. Copeia 2001 (4): 1151-1154 .
  • Vences, M. & Glaw, F. 2004. Phylogeography, systematics and conservation status of boid snakes from Madagascar (Sanzinia and Acrantophis). Salamandra 39 (3/4): 181-206.


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