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First record of ophiophagy in the widely distributed snake Leptodeira septentrionalis (Kennicott, 1859) (Ophidia, Colubridae)

@inproceedings{McKelvy2013FirstRO,
  title={First record of ophiophagy in the widely distributed snake Leptodeira septentrionalis (Kennicott, 1859) (Ophidia, Colubridae)},
  author={A. D. McKelvy and Alex Figureoa and T. R. Lewis},
  year={2013}
}
  • A. D. McKelvy, Alex Figureoa, T. R. Lewis
  • Published 2013
  • Biology
  • trionalis (Kennicott, 1859) is a widely distributed oviparous dipsadine snake with a range from extreme southern Texas to northwestern Peru. This nocturnal arboreal genus is known to eat primarily lizards, frogs and frog eggs (Savage, 2002). Diet studies of Leptodeira annulata (Linnaeus, 1758) have reported previous ophiophagy in this genus in what was most likely a captive environment (Cantor and Pizzatto, 2008). To the best of our knowledge, ophiophagy had previously not been reported for L… CONTINUE READING
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