The influence of sex and body size on food habits of a giant tropical snake, Python reticulatus

  title={The influence of sex and body size on food habits of a giant tropical snake, Python reticulatus},
  author={Richard Shine and Peter S. Harlow and J. Scott Keogh and Boeadi},
  journal={Functional Ecology},
1. In many animal species, dietary habits shift with body size, and differ between the sexes. However, the intraspecific range of body sizes is usually low, making it difficult to quantify size-associated trophic shifts, or to determine the degree to which sex differences in diet are due to body-size differences. Large snakes are ideal for such a study, because they provide a vast range of body sizes within a single population. 2. More than 1000 Reticulated Pythons (Python reticulatus) from… 

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