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By Amanda M Cottone; Aaron M Bauer

The exam of museum specimens allows the powerful research of ecological and existence heritage features in snakes, and will be in particular valuable in revealing features frequently undetected in geographically constrained stories. We measured and dissected 242 Psammophis crucifer and 358 Psammophylax r. rhombeatus , common and plentiful psammophiids from southern Africa, and quantified sexual measurement dimorphism Read more...

summary: The exam of museum specimens allows the strong research of ecological and existence historical past features in snakes, and will be particularly beneficial in revealing features frequently undetected in geographically restricted stories. We measured and dissected 242 Psammophis crucifer and 358 Psammophylax r. rhombeatus , frequent and ample psammophiids from southern Africa, and quantified sexual measurement dimorphism (SSD), feeding behavior, and geographic version of those characteristics all through their diversity. lady P. crucifer and male P. r. rhombeatus have been greater than the other intercourse, either species have been saurophagous yet P. r. rhombeatus included a much wider diversity of taxa, and the reproductive biologies of either species have been in keeping with these in their congeners. We additionally tested intraspecific version in those ecological qualities in keeping with modifications in annual and seasonal rainfall styles throughout their huge distribution. largely the ecology of those temperate-inhabiting snakes mirrors that of different psammophiids and convergent whipsnakes

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