Keeping and Breeding in Captivity the Indonesian Scrub Python Liasis a. amethistinus (Schneider 1901) at the Moscow Zoo

A. V. Korzhov, Sergei V. Kudryavtsev, V. A. Latyshev, Dmitri B. Vassiliev

Abstract


The data on maintaining and breeding in captivity the Indonesian Scrub Python (Liasis a. amethistinus) at the Moscow Zoo is presented, with reference to the lack of information on reproductive biology of the subspecies.

Keywords


Liasis a. amethistinus; reproductive biology; captive breeding; Moscow Zoo

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