Experimental studies of coral snake mimicry: do snakes mimic millipedes?

@article{Brodie1995ExperimentalSO,
  title={Experimental studies of coral snake mimicry: do snakes mimic millipedes?},
  author={E. Brodie and A. Moore},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1995},
  volume={49},
  pages={534-536}
}
  • E. Brodie, A. Moore
  • Published 1995
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • )andanumberofmildlyornon-venomouscolu-brid and anniliid snakes. The most commonlyaccepted explanation for this convergence incolourpatterniscoralsnakemimicry(GreeneMPough1988).Thishypothesis,wherein the non-elapid species are protectedthroughresemblanceofthetruecoralsnakes,isnow supported by comparative and laboratoryand field experimental evidence (Smith 1975,1977;GreeneMPough1988;CampbellLBrodie1993;BrodieJ Almond 1985), and thus couldrepresenttheoriginalmodelformimicrysystemsinvolving… CONTINUE READING
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