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n African Journal of Herpetology - Frequency of tail autotomy in the African Olive Grass Snake, from three habitats in southern Nigeria - : short communication

Volume 51, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2156-4574
  • E-ISSN: 2153-3660
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Abstract

Extracted from text ... Short communication Frequency of tail autotomy in the African Olive Grass Snake, Psammophis 'phillipsii' from three habitats in southern Nigeria GODFREY C. AKANI1, LUCA LUISELLI2, 3, SUNDAY M. WARIBOKO1, LINDA UDE2 AND FRANCESCO M. ANGELICI2 1Department of Biological Sciences, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, P.M.B. 5080, Port Harcourt (Rivers State), Nigeria 2F.I.Z.V. (Ecology) and Centre of Environmental Studies "Demetra", Via Olona 7, I-00198 Rome, Italy 3lucamlu@tin.it Key words.- Psammophis phillipsii, rainforest, habitat variation, predation, tail autotomy, Nigeria. 143 African Journal of Herpetology, 2002 51(2): 143-146. Tail autotomy is an unambiguous antipredatory adaptation that occurs in a wide variety of ..

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2002-12-01
2020-09-29

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