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Dispholidus dimorphism?


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Posted by Chance on September 10, 2002 at 10:40:19:

Dispholidus is a truly fascinating snake to me, so of course I read every bit of literature about them I can. So far, I haven't read anything that specified that boomslangs are truly sexually dimorphic. However, the importers, breeders, and keepers of these magnificently intelligent snakes say that they are. Is this a trait that hasn't been scientifically proven just yet? Or is it something that is 'usually' corrrect but not always, therefore making it something that wouldn't be included in standard literature? So far from what I've read, adult boomslang coloration can vary from green to gray to blackish, with juvies showing a typical juvenile color distinction. Do juvies also show dimophism at all? I'd appreciate anyone's thoughts on these snakes.


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