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Snakes: The Evolution of Mystery in Nature
This is a book about some of nature's most alluring and forbidding creatures, written by a man with an abiding passion for snakes, as well as for science, the fate of the planet, and the wonder ofExpand
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Phylogeography of the bushmaster (Lachesis muta: Viperidae): implications for neotropical biogeography, systematics, and conservation
We used mitochondrial gene sequences to reconstruct phylogenetic relationships among subspecies of the bushmaster, Lachesis muta. These large vipers are widely distributed in lowland tropical forestsExpand
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Dietary Correlates of the Origin and Radiation of Snakes
Stomach analyses of living families and of a fossil containing prey were used to address possible dietary correlates of the history of snakes. Aniliids, morphologically primitive among living snakes,Expand
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Ecological and evolutionary implications of diet in monitor lizards
A survey of 35 species indicates that monitor lizards (Varanus) typically hunt over large areas, search in particular microhabitats, and feed frequently on a wide variety of prey, many of which areExpand
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Pleistocene Rewilding: An Optimistic Agenda for Twenty‐First Century Conservation
Large vertebrates are strong interactors in food webs, yet they were lost from most ecosystems after the dispersal of modern humans from Africa and Eurasia. We call for restoration of missingExpand
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Coral Snake Mimicry: Does It Occur?
Field observations and experimental evidence refute previous objections to the coral snake mimicry hypothesis. Concordant color pattern variation spanning hundreds of miles and several presumedExpand
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Sympatric rattlesnakes with contrasting mating systems show differences in seasonal patterns of plasma sex steroids
Long-term field studies conducted in Arizona show that two species of sympatric rattlesnakes differ in the structure of their mating systems, primarily in frequency and timing of mating seasons,Expand
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