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23 February 2009 Diel Movement and Predation Activity Patterns of the Eyelash Palm-Pitviper (Bothriechis schlegelii)
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The Eyelash Palm-pitviper, Bothriechis schlegelii, is reported to be a nocturnal ambush predator that preys upon a wide variety of vertebrates. This study demonstrates that B. schlegelii has a greater temporal activity range than previously documented. Bothriechis schlegelii moves most frequently at night, is capable of capturing mobile prey from daytime perches, and consumes diurnally- and nocturnally-active prey. An ability to consume prey during both night and day increases the importance of the role of B. schlegelii as a predator of small vertebrates.
and GeoffreyG. Sorrell "Diel Movement and Predation Activity Patterns of the Eyelash Palm-Pitviper (Bothriechis schlegelii)," Copeia 2009(1), (23 February 2009). https://doi.org/10.1643/CE-06-284
Received: 17 December 2006; Accepted: 1 August 2008; Published: 23 February 2009
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