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A Revision of Snakes of the Genus Conophis (Family

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UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS PUBLICATIONS MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Volume 15, No. 6, pp. 251-295, 9 figs.

October 4, 1963

A Revision of Snakes of the Genus Conophis (Family Colubridae, from Middle America)

BY JOHN WELLMAN

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS LAWRENCE 1963

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS PUBLICATIONS, MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Editors: E. Raymond Hall, Chairman, Henry S. Fitch, Theodore H. Eaton, Jr.

Volume 15, No. 6, pp. 251-295, 9 figs. Published October 4, 1963

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS Lawrence, Kansas

PRINTED BY JEAN M. NEIBARGER. STATE PRINTER TOPEKA. KANSAS 1963

[Illustration: Union Label]

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A Revision of Snakes of the Genus Conophis (Family Colubridae, from Middle America)

BY

JOHN WELLMAN

CONTENTS

PAGE

INTRODUCTION 253

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 254

MATERIALS AND METHODS 254

GENUS Conophis Peters 255 Key to the Species and Subspecies 257 Analysis of Characters 257 Scutellation 258 Size and Proportions 258 Color Pattern 260 Sexual Dimorphism 260 _C. lineatus_ 262 _C. lineatus dunni_ 262 _C. lineatus lineatus_ 267 _C. lineatus concolor_ 270 _C. nevermanni_ 272 _C. pulcher_ 274 _C. vittatus_ 277 Skull 282 Dentition 288 Vertebrae 288 Hemipenes 289 Food and Feeding 289 Effect of Poison 290


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