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Re: Keeled scales n'...cribos...err no...


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Posted by regalringneck on February 01, 2003 at 14:27:39:

In Reply to: Re: Keeled scales in males.....How about cribos? posted by tvandeventer on February 01, 2003 at 06:38:08:

Takes more n' a few keeled scales to get spps. seperation criteria outta me. Im still old fashioned & prefer reproductive isolating mechanisms & allopatry [w/ the redchins I admit you have had the latter for apparently the last 2500-7500 years...]
FTR: mojo @ ~ 5.5' has no keeled scales but he does want you all to know....he did keelhaul his 1st live rat this weekend, what a fun time he had, but the poor rat...not!
Nice macro photo on the part of the redgarter, but where on the body does one examine?????
Why prey-tell would a fellow go 20 odd yrs w/o a guardian? Must have to do w/ a woman.... somehow!
C&B;jg


:: Well Dean, you took so much time to follow up on one of your earlier posts that I went ahead and did it for ya! ;-)

::So, what's this about keeled scale dimorphism in indigos? I had never noticed myself before you brought it up, and had never heard of such a phenomenon in any snake species either. Do you know of any others, and is there anything in the litterature about it, or were your the first guy to notice this intriguing difference in the sexes?

:: I think this topic was brought up in the past, but I wasn't a forum visitor when it happened probably, so would appreciate some info.

::Dr. Phil

:

:Hi Guys,

:I've been aware of the keeled scales on eastern indigos for many years, although I never made the association as to whether they occured on males or females or both. After twenty years of being indigo-less, I received a 6' blacktail this very week. Just went and checked - no keels whatsoever. Y'all check your various cribos and report back. If easterns are the only ones that have keels, this may be just one more little morphological feature pointing to Drymarchon couperi as a full species.

:Cheers, Terry Vandeventer
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