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1 June 2008 Cannibalism in Dolichophis jugularis (Serpentes: Colubridae): More than Random?
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Four cases of cannibalism among Dolichophis jugularis (Serpentes: Colubridae) are reported from Cyprus and Turkey. The number of cannibalism records for this species thus rises to at least six. Due to its opportunistic euryphagy, D. jugularis is potentially cannibalistic. Although pure opportunism cannot be ruled out, cannibalistic behaviour may be enhanced in this species by conditions such as starvation.

Bayram Göçmen, Yehudah L. Werner, and Burak Elbeyli "Cannibalism in Dolichophis jugularis (Serpentes: Colubridae): More than Random?," Current Herpetology 27(1), 1-7, (1 June 2008). https://doi.org/10.3105/1345-5834(2008)27[1:CIDJSC]2.0.CO;2
Accepted: 1 March 2008; Published: 1 June 2008
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