First record of salamander predation by a Liophis (Wagler, 1830) snake in the Venezuelan Andes

Luis Felipe Esqueda, Marco Natera-Mumaw, Enrique La Marca

Abstract


Information available so far is exceedingly meagre about the diet of the snakes included in the genus Liophis, one of the most diverse groups that inhabit terrestrial ecosystems of South America. For the first time is documented the predation of a salamander by Liophis from Venezuela, including a brief overview on the alteration of montane and submontane Andean ecosystem and their effect on the natural dynamic.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Acta_Herpetol-3419




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