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1 February 2018 Sexual Dimorphism in the Javelin Sand Boa, Eryx jaculus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Serpentes: Erycidae), from Western Iran
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The Javelin sand boa, Eryx jaculus, is one of the erycid snakes occurring in Iran. In order to investigate sexual dimorphism in this species, 12 morphological characters were examined in 22 adult specimens (10 males and 12 females) from different localities in western Iran. Results showed that the number of sub-caudal scales, the relative tail length, and snout-vent length are different between sexes. Brief comparison of sexual dimorphism among species of Eryx was presented.

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Naeimeh Eskandarzadeh, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Fatemeh Todehdehghan, and Mahdi Rajabizadeh "Sexual Dimorphism in the Javelin Sand Boa, Eryx jaculus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Serpentes: Erycidae), from Western Iran," Current Herpetology 37(1), 88-92, (1 February 2018). https://doi.org/10.5358/hsj.37.88
Accepted: 1 December 2017; Published: 1 February 2018
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