kingsnake.com - reptile and amphibian classifieds, breeders, forums, photos, videos and more

return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply
This Space Available
3 months for $50.00
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Lizard . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  MAHS Fox Valley Meeting - Dec. 21, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - Dec. 22, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Memphis - Dec. 22-23, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Chicago Herpetological Society Meeting - Dec. 26, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Houston - Dec. 29-30, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Central Illinois Herp Society Meeting - Jan. 03, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Calusa Herp Society Meeting - Jan. 03, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Reptile Super Show Los Angeles - Jan. 05-06, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Raleigh - Jan. 05-06, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Pembroke Pines - Jan. 05-06, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . 

Comparing serpentine locomotion


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Academic Forum ]

Posted by Audrey Barnhart on December 06, 2001 at 00:06:38:

Does anyone have references, info, on comparative locomotion between different spp of Colubrids that use serpentine & concertina locomotion? I have a pr. of mature captive-bred P. melanoleucus, and a pr. of yearling cb L. p. pyromelana. I am struck by the difference in 'gait' between the two, not so much when creeping along in concertina in a small space, but marked when moving out in serpentine. Is this a function of age (I don't think so--my Pines were a bit faster when short little babes, but not like this, or so lithe in movement quality), or keeled vs. smooth scales? Or is there a difference in ventral scale/rib count & musculature that would account for such a visual difference in movement? My kids are 'down under' now, so can't do any experiments w/ them. Some baseline biostructure info would help me come up w/ some great interpretive activities for kids!


Follow Ups:



Post a Followup

Name:
E-Mail:

Subject:

Comments:

Optional Link URL:
Link Title:
Optional Image URL:


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Academic Forum ]