Food habits of the long‐nosed snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei), a ‘specialist’ predator?

@article{RodrguezRobles1999FoodHO,
  title={Food habits of the long‐nosed snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei), a ‘specialist’ predator?},
  author={Javier A Rodr{\'i}guez-Robles and Harry W. Greene},
  journal={Journal of Zoology},
  year={1999},
  volume={248},
  pages={489-499}
}
We explored predator specialization by examining dietary variation in the widespread North American long-nosed snake, Rhinocheilus lecontei. We examined the stomach contents of more than 800 museum specimens, and supplemented our findings with published dietary records. Sixty-six percent of 135 prey eaten by R. lecontei were lizards, 26% were mammals, and 7% were squamate eggs; teiid lizards of the genus Cnemidophorus comprised 72% (64 of 89) of all lizard prey. Ninety-four percent of specimens… 

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