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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Superfamilia: Booidea

Familia: Boidae
Subfamilia: Sanziniinae
Genus: Sanzinia
Species : S. madagascariensis – S. volontany

Sanzinia Gray, 1849: Cat. Snakes Coll. Brit. Mus., 98.

Vences, M. et al. 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. DOI: 10.1643/0045-8511(2001)001[1151:POSAAM]2.0.CO;2 Reference page.
Reynolds, R. Graham; Matthew L. Niemiller, Liam J. Revell, Toward a Tree-of-Life for the boas and pythons: Multilocus species-level phylogeny with unprecedented taxon sampling, in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 71, 2014, pp. 201–213.

The scientifically known Sanzinia madagascariensisis a rare boa that is highly attractive for pet trade because they are large and gentle, as well as easy to keep (Ross and Marzec, 1990). Sanzinia madagascariensis is the eastern species of the genus Sanzinia. They are a greenish color and their newborns are red with white stripes on saddles. The western species Sanzinia volontany on the other hand are a brownish color while their newborns are orange with yellow stripes on saddles and black dots on both sides. They reach maturity in four years and can have anywhere from four to sixteen newborns after a gestation period of six to eight months in low temperatures at night time (Ross and Marzec, 1990; Radovanovic, 2011, Valeev and Antonov, 2013).

Sanzinia is a genus of snakes in the family Boidae.

The genus contains the following species:[1]

Sanzinia madagascariensis, Malagasy tree boa, Madagascar tree boa
Sanzinia volontany, Nosy Komba ground boa


" Sanzinia ". The Reptile Database.

Valeev, Arslan H. (2015). "Some additional data about reproductive biology of endangered species Sanzinia madagascariensis". Russian Journal of Herpetology. 22 (Captive Breeding and Conservation): 128–132.


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