Snake co-occurrence patterns are best explained by habitat and hypothesized effects of interspecific interactions.

@article{Steen2014SnakeCP,
  title={Snake co-occurrence patterns are best explained by habitat and hypothesized effects of interspecific interactions.},
  author={David A Steen and Christopher J W McClure and Jean C. Brock and D. Craig Rudolph and Josh B. Pierce and James R. Lee and W Jeffrey Humphries and Beau B. Gregory and William Banks Sutton and Lora L. Smith and Danna Leah Baxley and Dirk J. Stevenson and Craig Guyer},
  journal={The Journal of animal ecology},
  year={2014},
  volume={83 1},
  pages={
          286-95
        }
}
Snakes often occur in species-rich assemblages, and sympatry is thought to be facilitated primarily by low diet overlap, not interspecific interactions. We selected, a priori, three species pairs consisting of species that are morphologically and taxonomically similar and may therefore be likely to engage in interspecific, consumptive competition. We then examined a large-scale database of snake detection/nondetection data and used occupancy modelling to determine whether these species occur… CONTINUE READING
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