First observations of oophagy in a wild population of the sand boa (Eryx jaculus)

Mario Lo Valvo, Gabriele Giacalone, Salvatore Russotto, Francesco Paolo Faraone, Francesco Paolo Faraone

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Abstract

The sand boa Eryx jaculus (Linnaeus, 1758) is found in the southern Balkans, Middle East and North Africa (Sindaco et al., 2013). Only recently The presence of this species has been confirmed in Italy, in a small area of southern Sicily (Insacco et al., 2015). Knowledge of the sand boa in Sicily is limited with few data on geographical distribution, morphology, and habitat (Insacco et al., 2015; Faraone et al., 2017). Even at a global scale the biology of this species is little known due to its secretive habits (Tokar & Obst, 1993).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-49
Number of pages2
JournalHerpetological Bulletin
Volume142
Publication statusPublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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    Lo Valvo, M., Giacalone, G., Russotto, S., Paolo Faraone, F., & Faraone, F. P. (2017). First observations of oophagy in a wild population of the sand boa (Eryx jaculus). Herpetological Bulletin, 142, 48-49.