Ecology of Eastern Australian Whipsnakes of the Genus Demansia


Body sizes, food habits and reproduction in eastern Australian elapid whipsnakes are described, based on dissection of 537 specimens. The four species studied are Demansia atra, D. olivacea, D. psammophis and D. torquata. Males attain larger body sizes than females in all species, and male-male combat is recorded in D. atra. The diet consists mainly of… (More)


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