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Behaviour, reproduction and ecology


The role of the vomeronasal organ of crotalines (Reptilia: Serpentes: Viperidae) in predator detection (1999) MILLER LR and GUTZKE WHN. Animal Behaviour, 58(1):53-57. © The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.

‘Handedness’ in snakes? Lateralization of coiling behaviour in a cottonmouth, Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma, population (2003) ROTH ED. Animal Behaviour. 66:337-341. © Elsevier Ltd on behalf of The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.

Predicted and observed maximum prey size–snake size allometry. (2002) KING RB Functional Ecology 16:766–772 © British Ecological Society.

Antipredator responses of California ground squirrels to rattlesnakes and rattling sounds: the roles of sex, reproductive parity, and offspring age in assessment and decision-making rules. (2003) SWAISGOOD RR, ROWE MP, OWINGS DH. Behav Ecol Sociobiol (2003) 55:22–31 © Springer-Veirlag. 

Review: Central and South American pit vipers (1993) DAVIDSON TM, SCHAFER SF, MOSEMAN J. Journal of Wilderness Medicine. 4:416-440. © Chapman & Hall.

Allometry and sexual dimorphism in the lung morphology of prairie rattlesnakes, Crotalus viridus viridus. (1999) KEOGH JS, WALLACH V. Amphibia-Reptilia. 20:377-389. © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden.

Evolution of escape behaviour diversity. (1980) SCHALL JJ, PIANKA ER. The American Naturalist. 115(4):551-566. © The University of Chicago.

Benefits of female mimicry in snakes. (2001) SHINE R, PHILLIPS B, WAYE H, LEMASTER M, MASON RT. Nature 414:267. © Macmillan Magazines Ltd.

Copperhead (Agkistrodon controtrix). (2003) MENGAK MT. © University of Georgia. 

Life history notes on some Panamanian snakes. (1965) SEXTON OJ, HEATWOLE H. Caribbean Journal of Science. 5(1-2):39-43.



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