|Madagascar tree boa (Sanzinia madagascariensis)|
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).
The genus contains the following species:
- Sanzinia madagascariensis, Malagasy tree boa, Madagascar tree boa
- Sanzinia volontany, Nosy Komba ground boa
- " Sanzinia ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
- 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.