Food habits of the long‐nosed snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei), a ‘specialist’ predator?
Although no statistical basis is uncovered for labelling R. lecontei a specialist, its diet may often be restricted to lizards and even to Cnemidophorus, and therefore recognizing long-nosed snakes as specialist predators remains a subjective decision.
Geographic variation in the long‐nosed snake, Rhinocheilus lecontei (Colubridae): beyond the subspecies debate
It is concluded that the three mainland subspecies are not sufficiently distinct to warrant separate subspecies status, and the island subspecies, though not always statistically distinct, is geographically separate from other populations and differs in characters related to size.
Summary of the Norris Collection of Reptiles and Amphibians from Sonora, Mexico
burg. This report is based upon 517 specimens of 33 species and sub species. One new subspecies (Phyllorhynchus decurtatus norrisi) has already been described. Other material of special interest…
Recognizing dangerous snakes in the United States and Canada: a novel 3-step identification method.
- Engineering, MedicineWilderness & environmental medicine
A novel 3-step flow chart is presented that allows dangerous snakes in the United States and Canada to be recognized quickly and dependably without relying on cephalic traits.
Activty Patterns of the Desert Nightsnake (Hypsiglena chlorophaea)
Abstract Data on activity patterns of the desert nightsnake (Hypsiglena chlorophaea) were obtained from 121 specimens. Hypsiglena chlorophaea was active on roads in central Washington during…
Distribution, Abundance, and Habitat Associations of the Night Snake (Hypsiglena torquata) in Washington State
Abstract The Night Snake (Hypsiglena torquata) is a secretive snake that is rarely encountered. Subsequently, little is known about the ecology of this species. Since it was first collected in 1943…
On the evolution of correlated color traits in garter snakes
Approval is given for this film to be considered for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
ABNORMAL DIGITS IN STRECKER'S CHORUS FROGS (PSEUDACRIS STRECKERI, HYLIDAE) FROM CENTRAL TEXAS
None of 325 newly metamorphosed juveniles showed abnormal digits, indicating that the abnormalities are formed after metamorphosis, or that the cause of the abnormalities was not active during the sampling period.
OCCURRENCE OF THE RIVER SHINER, NOTROPIS BLENNIUS, IN LAKE MEREDITH, TEXAS
Abstract The river shiner, Notropis blennius, was collected from Lake Meredith, Texas and outside of its reported native range. This specimen likely represents a bait-bucket release. Within its…
STRIPED NEONATE WITH ADDITIONAL NOTES ON POLYMORPHISM IN THE WESTERN LONG-NOSED SNAKE (RHINOCHEILUS LECONTEI LECONTEI)
A description of 3 neonate western long-nosed snakes that hatched from one clutch of eggs that differed in color pattern is provided, substantiating the taxonomic significance of reporting the second known striped specimen of R. l.