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Food habits of Anilius scytale (Serpentes: Aniliidae) in the Brazilian Amazonia. Gleomar F. Maschio; Ana Lúcia da C. Prudente; Francílio da S. Rodrigues. PDF | Information on the diet of Anilius scytale is provided based on the analysis of specimens from the Brazilian Amazonia. Deep in the Amazon rain forest there lives a fairly small, fairly obscure, red and black snake called Anilius scytale. It is banded, like many red.

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Life is short, but snakes are long: Anilius: The Pipesnake that Wasn’t

Patterns, biases and prospects in the distribution and diversity of Neotropical snakes. She depicted most of her insects life-sized, from various angles, in all stages of their life cycles, and most importantly, interacting with their host plants and predators. InMerian and scytalw fifteen year-old daughter traveled to Surinam, where they spent the next two years studying and drawing the indigenous animals and plants, including several snakes.

A later version of the plate, recolored and with the eggs removed. Coral Cylinder Snakes G: Check List 7 3: This snake possesses a vestigial pelvic girdle that is visible as a pair of cloacal spurs. Natural history of snakes in forests of the Manaus region, Central Amazonia, Brazil. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum Nat. Die Schlangen von Venezuela.

Snakes of the World: Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 4: Winding to and fro: She was one of the first trained artists to conduct detailed, long-term studies of living organisms, and the first published female naturalist. scytle


The type locality given is “Indiis”. Natural history of snakes in forests of the Manaus region, Central Amazonia, Brazil. Her works became very popular among Europe’s upper class, and Czar Peter the Great in particular purchased many of her original watercolors and recruited her daughter as an art advisor and teacher at the scyytale Academy of Arts in St.

Cosenza, Ana Paula V. South American Journal of Herpetology 2: Aniliidae StejnegerGenus: Chordata Reptilia Squamata Serpentes. Catalogo Raggionato e Descrittivo The defensive tail display of Anilius scytale Serpentes: The biology of an equatorial herpetofauna in Amazonian Ecuador. Contributions to the Anatomy of the Ophidia. Distribucion geografica y altitudinal de generos de serpientes en Venezuela. Washington, District of Columbia: Braz, Cristiano de C.

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Considering that she died when Linnaeus was only 10 years old, it is all the more remarkable that schtale writings and drawings emphasize where organisms live and what they do rather than how they should be classified. A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. It is non-venomous, and its diet consists mainly of amphibians and other reptiles.

Scientia Guaianae, Caracas, No. It is reported to be ovoviviparous and feeds on beetlescaecilians burrowing amphibiansamphisbaenids legless lizardssmall fossorial snakesfishaniliys frogs. MacCulloch, and Amy Lathrop In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. National Center for Biotechnology Information http: They lay many small ones.

Ueber die Familien der Eryciden und Tortriciden. Like crocodiles, some snakes hatch from eggs. Anilius scytale Linnaeus Anilius Scientific sxytale Kingdom: Of all snakes, this one is the cleanest in color, being black, red, and yellow; others are grayish white, yellow, and brown with bodies that are more flattened.

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She was the first to document that caterpillars turned into butterflies, and she described the life cycles of hundreds of insects, amassing evidence that contradicted the then-widespread notion that insects were “born of mud” by spontaneous generation although others were credited with this discovery for a long time because her work was largely ignored, because it was written in Dutch rather than Latin. Merian’s text has not been translated into English, but I have taken a stab at translating her paragraph about snakes here:.


Snake biologists have used the term “pipesnake” to refer to any of three different lineages of snakes: Food habits of Anilius scytale Serpentes: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

It is alone in its family, Aniliidae. Contribution to the herpetofauna of the Venezuelan Guayana. This page was last edited on 14 Mayscygale BMC Evolutionary Biology Currently, two subspecies are recognized, including the typical form described here. Molecular data and some morphological data, especially that of the soft anatomy of the lungs and reproductive systemsuggests that these two groups are each others’ closest relatives, and they are now placed together in the Amerophidia aka Anilioideathe basal-most lineage of alethinophidia, which scutale apparently isolated in South America during the split-up of west Gondwana.

The defensive tail display of Anilius scytale Serpentes: Bibliotheca Herpetologica 9 It is banded, like many red and black snakes, but it has no venom, so it may be scytwle coralsnake mimic.