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The conservation status of the world's reptiles
The results provide the first analysis of the global conservation status and distribution patterns of reptiles and the threats affecting them, highlighting conservation priorities and knowledge gaps which need to be addressed urgently to ensure the continued survival of the world’s reptiles. Expand
Composition and natural history of a Cerrado snake assemblage at Itirapina, São Paulo state, southeastern Brazil
Neotropical snake assemblages present high species richness and complex structures. The Cerrado is the second largest biome in Brazil, and was included among the 25 World's biodiversity hotspots. InExpand
Reproductive Ecology of Dipsadine Snakes, With Emphasis on South American Species
There were no differences between the tribes of Dipsadinae in most of the reproductive characteristics, such as mean body size, relative size at sexual maturity, sexual size and tail dimorphism, duration of vitellogenesis or egg-carrying in oviducts. Expand
Diversity, natural history, and geographic distribution of snakes in the Caatinga, Northeastern Brazil.
The Caatinga snake assemblage shows high richness and endemism levels, and the results highlight the usefulness of basic natural history data and revision of voucher specimens as baseline information for biogeographic studies and conservation strategies. Expand
06. Ecology of the colubrid snake Pseudablabes agassizii in south-eastern South America
The colubrid Pseudablabes agassizii is a small philodryadine snake distributed in open areas in south-eastern South America and thus is an indicator species of environmental quality. Expand
Diet and habitat use of two sympatric species of Philodryas (Colubridae), in south Brazil
There is a strong relationship between habitat use and frequency of a given food type, and differences in the use of food resources between P. olfersii and P. patagoniensis seem to reflect differences in foraging microhabitats used by each species. Expand
Reproduction and feeding of the colubrid snake Tomodon dorsatus from south-eastern Brazil
Females of this viviparous species attained larger body sizes than males, the latter maturing with smaller body size than the former, and Reproductive cycle was extended, maybe as a consequence of the low metabolism and food intake. Expand
Food habits of Brazilian boid snakes: overview and new data, with special reference to Corallus hortulanus
Most boids exploit diurnal and nocturnal preys, probably using both sit-and-wait and active tactics, and boas and C. hortulanus and possibly E. cenchria also exploit arboreal prey. Expand
A First Estimate of the Population Size of the Critically Endangered Lancehead, Bothrops insularis
The results suggest the urgent need of enforcement to restrain the illegal removal of snakes from the island and of a monitoring program to track future changes in the population size of B. insularis. Expand
Reproduction, seasonal activity and growth of the coral snake, Micrurus corallinus (Elapidae), in the southeastern Atlantic forest in Brazil
Dissection of 360 specimens of the coral snake Micrurus corallinus, combined with data on captive individuals and field observations, provided information on the reproductive ecology of this elapidExpand