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By Amanda M Cottone; Aaron M Bauer

The exam of museum specimens enables the strong research of ecological and existence background characteristics in snakes, and will be particularly important in revealing features usually undetected in geographically constrained reviews. We measured and dissected 242 Psammophis crucifer and 358 Psammophylax r. rhombeatus , frequent and considerable psammophiids from southern Africa, and quantified sexual dimension dimorphism Read more...

summary: The exam of museum specimens permits the strong research of ecological and existence historical past features in snakes, and will be in particular necessary in revealing features usually undetected in geographically restricted stories. We measured and dissected 242 Psammophis crucifer and 358 Psammophylax r. rhombeatus , common and considerable psammophiids from southern Africa, and quantified sexual measurement dimorphism (SSD), feeding behavior, and geographic version of those features all through their variety. woman P. crucifer and male P. r. rhombeatus have been better than the other intercourse, either species have been saurophagous yet P. r. rhombeatus included a much broader diversity of taxa, and the reproductive biologies of either species have been in line with these in their congeners. We additionally tested intraspecific version in those ecological characteristics in line with variations in annual and seasonal rainfall styles throughout their vast distribution. largely the ecology of those temperate-inhabiting snakes mirrors that of alternative psammophiids and convergent whipsnakes

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