Amphibians and reptiles
of Madagascan woodlands


Frogs are not as common or diverse in the woodlands as they are in rainforests of Madagascar.

Boophis doulioti 'Western Bright-eyed Frog'. Yellow and brown flash colours on thighs. Often found around human habitation, as this one was in the toilet block (Ankarafantsika National Park).


Leaf-tail Gecko

Henkel's Leaf-tail Gecko

Koch's Gecko

Cuviers' Madagascar Swift

Western Plated Lizard


'Giant Hognose Snake'. One of the most spectacular species of snake in Madagascar, and it seems quite common here. It is rather python like in size and movement, but with a distinctive upturned 'hog nose' for digging, for it often eats the eggs of Swift Lizards. 

Dromicodryas, 'Striped Snake'