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Molecular Systematics and Phylogeny of Old and New World Ratsnakes, Elaphe Auct., and Related Genera (Reptilia, Squamata, Colubridae)
The phylogenetic relationships of the Holarctic ratsnakes (Elaphe auct.) are inferred from portions of two mitochondrial genes, 12S rRNA and COI. Elaphe Fitzinger is made up of ten PalaearcticExpand
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The Oriental Colubrine Genus Coelognathus Fitzinger, 1843 and Classification of Old and New World Racers and Ratsnakes (Reptilia, Squamata, Colubridae, Colubrinae)
The phylogenetic relationships of the colubrine genus Coelognathus is examined on the basis of two partially sequenced mitochondrial genes, COI and 12S rRNA. Maximum parsimony reconstructions showExpand
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Two New Species of the Genus Gonydactylus (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Eastern Nepal
Two new species of the naked-toed geckos of the genus Gonydactylus are described from Eastern Nepal. A comparison of the described species with another “himalayan” Gonydactylus ( G. khasiensis andExpand
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New Mountain Species of Trimeresurus (Serpentes, Viperidae, Crotalinae) of the «Green» Pit Vipers Group from the Himalayas
New species of Trimeresurus of the «green» pit vipers group is described from Himalayas in Central Nepal. Its comparison with the most related mountain species from Tibet, China is given withExpand
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A Contribution to the Indian Trinket Snake, Coelognathus helena (Daudin, 1803), with the Description of a New Subspecies
We describe and illustrate a new subspecies of the Indian trinket snake, Coelognathus helena (Daudin) from India. The new taxon has long been confused with Coelognathus helena monticollaris (Schulz,Expand
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Morphological Adaptations for Egg-Eating in the Snake Elaphe davidi Sauvage 1884
External morphology, skull characters, vertebral structures (hypapophyses) and anatomical features were studied in three colubrid species. Morphological similarities with the stenophagous AfricanExpand
A new subspecies of Zamenis hohenackeri (Strauch, 1873) (Serpentes: Colubridae) based on morphological and molecular data.
Based on morphological characteristics, two subspecies of the Transcaucasian rat snake (Zamenis hohenackeri) are currently recognized, namely Z. h. tauricus and Z. h. hohenackeri. Both subspecies areExpand
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