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Feeding ecology in the small neotropical amphisbaenid Amphisbaena munoai (Amphisbaenidae) in southern Brazil
We analyzed the alimentary tract of 66 specimens of Amphisbaena munoai Klappenbach, 1969 from the Serra do Sudeste, state of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. Forty specimens (60.6%) had prey itemsExpand
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Diet of Thamnodynastes strigatus (Serpentes, Colubridae) in southern Brazil
We analyzed the gut content of 151 specimens of the colubrid snake Thamnodynastes strigatus from the state of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. The recorded prey items were anurans (66%; n = 33),Expand
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Reproduction of the water snake Helicops infrataeniatus (Colubridae) in southern Brazil
The reproductive cycle, sexual maturity, fecundity, and sexual dimorphism of Helicops infrataeniatus Jan, 1865, were inferred from the analysis of 374 preserved specimens (110 males, 140 females)Expand
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Elachistocleis erythrogaster, a New Microhylid Species from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Elachistocleis erythrogaster spec. nov. is described from Sao Francisco de Paula on the mountains of the Serra Geral, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. It is about 30 mm in size with deep black throat,Expand
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Calling activity and agonistic behavior of Pseudis minuta Günther, 1858 (Anura, Hylidae, Hylinae) in the Reserva Biológica do Lami, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Abstract The calling activity and agonistic behavior of Pseudis minuta Günther, 1858 were described based on observations made in the Reserva Biológica do Lami, Porto Alegre municipality, Brazil.Expand
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Diet and feeding behaviour of the Neotropical parrot snake (Leptophis ahaetulla) in northern Brazil
Specimens (289) of Leptophis ahaetulla from northern Brazil and western Maranhão were examined for the composition of stomach contents. Most prey items were tree frogs, especially those of the familyExpand
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Diet and Feeding Behavior of Helicops infrataeniatus (Serpentes: Colubridae: Xenodontinae) in Southern Brazil
Analysis of the gut contents of 278 specimens of Helicops infrataeniatus from the eastern Central Depression of Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, indicates that this species feeds on fish and frogs.Expand
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First record of Chaunus achavali (Anura, Bufonidae) from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, with a key for the identification of the species in the Chaunus marinus group
The bufonid toad Chaunus achavali, a recently described species known only from Uruguay, is recorded for Brazil. This species is morphologically similar to C. ictericus and C. arenarum, and severalExpand
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A new species of coralsnake ( Micrurus : Elapidae) from southern Brazil
A new species of triadal coralsnake ( Micrurus ) is described from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The new species differs from other Micrurus species in southern Brazil by the following characters: snoutExpand
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