Color and pattern in snakes (Reptilia, Serpentes)

  • Bechtel H
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Abstract

Colors and patterns of snakes are reviewed and discussed from several viewpoints: function of color as distinguished from function of pattern; chromatogenesis, normal and abnormal; genetic control over chromatogenesis; normal variation in color and pattern; and abnormal variations in color and pattern.

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  • H B Bechtel

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