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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata
Family:Boidae
Genus:Acrantophis
Genus species:Acrantophis madagascariensis

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:2.4 m
Identification:The Eastern boa constrictor is pale reddish-brown mixed with gray with black and brown patterns on its back. Black markings with reddish blotches (often with white) are on its sides.
Habitat:Open woodlands
Diet:Carnivore: small mammals, birds
Reproduction:Eastern boas mate after coming out of hibernation. After gestating for 4-6 months, females give birth to 4-6 live young.
Behavior:This species hibernates during the dry, cool months (May-July). They kill their prey by constricting them.
Status:Vulnerable

Other Information

Geographic:Madagascar Date:1965-10 Subjects:reptile
herptile
Eastern boa constrictor
Malagasy ground boa
snake
Boidae
Snakes
Squamata
Reptiles
Vertebrates
Chordata