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Male size and combat


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Posted by WW on May 16, 2002 at 07:05:50:

In Reply to: King Brown Male Punch ups posted by Raymond Hoser on May 16, 2002 at 06:26:27:

There are exceptions to the rule that in snakes with combat, males are larger. Vipera berus is one that springs to mind. It simply depends on the different selective pressures on the two sexes.

Cheers,
Wolfgang


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