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Foraging acrobatics of Toxicodryas blandingii in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  title={Foraging acrobatics of Toxicodryas blandingii in the Democratic Republic of the Congo},
  author={Zolt{\'a}n Tam{\'a}s Nagy and Zacharie Chifundera Kusamba and Guy Crispin Gembu Tungaluna and Albert L Lokasola and Jonathan E. Kolby and Jos Kielgast},
The two African species of the mainly Asian Boiga complex (Squamata: Serpentes: Colubridae) are usually considered belonging to the genus Toxicodryas Hallowell, 1857, with a name indicating that they are venomous, rear-fanged colubrids. Blanding’s tree snake, Toxicodryas blandingii (Hallowell, 1844) is a large (up to 2.8 m in total length), elongated and agile snake, while the powdered tree snake T. pulverulenta (Fischer, 1856) is a middle size snake (up to 1.25 m). 

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