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Coral snake mimicry: does it occur?

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Abstract

Field observations and experimental evidence refute previous objections to the coral snake mimicry hypothesis. Concordant color pattern variation spanning hundreds of miles and several presumed venemous models strongly suggests that several harmless or mildly venemous colubrid snakes are indeed mimics of highly venemous elapids.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Coral snake mimicry: does it occur?
Series title:
Science
Volume
213
Issue:
4513
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
1207-1212
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
1207
Last page:
1212
Number of Pages:
6