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New species of snakes and arthropods

It would seem, at the dawn of the new Millennium, it is difficult to find new species of animals, but yet scientists continue to surprise us. Research is successful quite often: for example, in South East Asia were found unique flying snakes. but in Indonesia – the new Gecko. And again found unknown fauna.

Long-term field and laboratory work by a group of zoologists led by Omar Torres-Carvajal (Museum of Zoology, Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador) led to the discovery in the forests in northwestern Ecuador a new species remnevidnyh thick-headed serpent, which was named Imantodes chocoensis.

To allocate a new view that allowed features of the structure of the head. Later DNA analysis confirmed the hypothesis and allowed us to determine the closest relatives of snakes. They were members of the species that live in the Amazon basin on the other side of the Andes. “One possible explanation for the differences Imantodes chocoensis and its closest relative is that the uplift of the Andes have divided the original population into two parts, each of which has evolved into a separate species,” said Dr Torres-Carvajal.

Remnevidnyh thick-headed snakes live in Mexico and Argentina and are different from other snakes of the New World with a very thin body, disproportionately slender neck, big eyes, and a dumb head. Continue reading

What snake?

Now, under Starocherkasskaya just a lot of snakes, and the fishermen complain, and people are afraid. Maybe this is a useful creature? Fishermen like rasskazhut bikes, what with the beheading of two large tooth sticking out in my head, conclude – of gamucci.

Today I saw dozens of these creatures, as well as too. The question is it poisonous? Useful or snake? Don really seems to say, but the Viper is quite difficult to distinguish, maybe there are zoologists who will be able to tell the difference?

 

Like the snakes.

“However, the expert will always distinguish the snake from the Viper on the General appearance. It is a slender snake with a long tail, reaching lengths of up to a meter or more. Living in the Rostov area, steppe Viper is a small snake. Usually adults do not exceed 30-35 cm. The body of the Viper is more awkward than the snake. Well expressed in a short thin tail. On close examination, visible another sign: the snakes, the pupil round, and the vipers are vertical that reveals them to be nocturnal animals. Continue reading

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