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Reproduction Cycle of the Eastern Egg-Eater Snake Dasypeltis medici medici (Bianconi, 1859) in Captivity

Alessandro Paterna

Abstract


For the first time the data on the complete reproductive cycle of the eastern egg-eater snake (Dasypeltis medici medici) have been documented and recorded. The data, collected from specimens in captivity, illustrate the age when they reach sexual maturity, mating and its frequency in the course of the year, gestation, clutch size, egg morphology, incubation times as well as different results based on the parameters used, appearance and general characteristics of the hatchlings.

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Serpentes; Colubridae; Dasypeltis medici medici; eastern egg-eater snake; mating; gestation; egg-laying; hatchlings

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