Does the rattle of Crotalus durissus terrificus reveal its dietary history?
Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases, January 2014
Melissa Martinez, Carlos Ducatti, Evandro Silva, Savio Sant’Anna, Maria Márcia Sartori, Benedito Barraviera
Environmental devastation threatens the survival of many species, including venomous snakes such as the South American rattlesnake Crotalus durissus terrificus. This observation is based on the decrease of snakes collected and donated to Brazilian research institutes. Nevertheless, some individuals have managed to survive and procreate. The question is how these snakes are adapting in these new environmental conditions.
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