Variation in Color and Color Change in Island and Mainland Boas (Boa constrictor)

  title={Variation in Color and Color Change in Island and Mainland Boas (Boa constrictor)},
  author={Scott M. Boback and Lynn Siefferman},
Abstract Physiological color change and geographic variation in coloration are well documented in several squamate lineages, having presumably evolved for cryptic, sexual signaling, and thermoregulatory functions. Only 11 snake species have demonstrated physiological color change, although anecdotal reports suggest it may be present in additional species. We describe color variation and physiological color change in island and mainland populations of Boa constrictor using full-spectrum… 

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