Diet and snake venom evolution

@article{Daltry1996DietAS,
  title={Diet and snake venom evolution},
  author={Jennifer C. Daltry and W. W{\"u}ster and R. Thorpe},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1996},
  volume={379},
  pages={537-540}
}
  • Jennifer C. Daltry, W. Wüster, R. Thorpe
  • Published 1996
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • VENOM composition within snake species can show considerable geographical variation1, an important consideration because bites by conspecific populations may differ in symptomatology and require different treatments2–5. The underlying causes of this phenomenon have never been explained. Here we present evidence that the variation in the venom of the pitviper Calloselasma rhodostoma (Serpentes: Viperidae) is closely associated with its diet. We also evaluated other possible causes of geographic… CONTINUE READING

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