Leaf-Nosed Snake Behavioral Ecology

During a semester abroad with the School for International Training in Madagascar, I conducted an observational field study on the Madagascar leaf-nosed snake, Langaha madagascariensis. This study recorded previously undocumented aspects of its ecology including habitat preference, foraging strategies, and diet. I presented this work in a poster at the 2011 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The resulting article is published in the journal Herpetological Conservation and Biology.

Female leaf-nosed snake. This species shows a high level of sexual dimorphism.
Female leaf-nosed snake.
This species shows a high level of sexual dimorphism.
Male leaf-nosed snake, Langaha madagascariensis.
Male leaf-nosed snake.
My snake- male eating terrestrial lizard (2)
Male Langaha eating a terrestrial lizard, Chalarodon madagascariensis.
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