Death Feigning Behavior in Three Colubrid Species of Tropical Asia

Gernot Vogel, Kam Han-Yuen


Death feigning was reported for the first time for the species Coleognathus radiatus and Macrocalamus chanardi. In Xenochrophis piscator this behavior is reported for the second time since 1947. These are the first reports on death feigning in snakes for the Indochinese and Malayan subregions.


death feigning; Coelognathus radiatus; Macrocalamus chanardi; Xenochrophis piscator; Oriental region

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