Some Comparative Data on the Breeding of Four Subspecies of Stripe-Tailed Rat Snake Elaphe taeniura

Sergey A. Ryabov, Svetlana P. Popovskaya


Data on breeding of 4 subspecies of E. taeniura in Tula Exotarium are presented. Measurements of eggs and new-born snakes, duration of gravidity and incubation are given in comparison among the four subspecies. Juvenile coloration on specimens belonging to four subspecies of E. taeniura is described.


Serpentes; Colubridae; Elaphe taeniura; captive breeding; incubation; coloration; juvenile

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