Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Responses by king snakes ( Lampropeltis getulus ) to chemicals from colubrid and crotaline snakes

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Mots-clés d'auteur
  • Colubridae
  • Crotalinae
  • snake skin chemicals
  • king snakes
  • chemical aposematism
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Reptiles_v2b_00611
Auteur(s)
  • Paul J. Weldon 1
  • Fred M. Schell 1
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Departments of Zoology and Chemistry, University of Tennessee, 37996, Knoxville, Tennessee
Résumé

Four litters of king snakes (Lampropeltis getulus), a snake-eating species, were tested for responses to chemicals from colubrid and crotaline snakes. King snakes presented with swabs rubbed against the dorsal skin of living snakes and with swabs treated with methylene chloride extracts of shed snake skins tongue-flicked more to swabs from a northern copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix), a crotaline, than to swabs from some colubrid snakes or to blank swabs. Six out of 10 king snakes in one litter attacked and attempted to ingest swabs treated with snake skin chemicals, implicating these chemicals as feeding stimuli for these ophiophagous snakes. Ingestively naive king snakes presented with plain air and snake odors in an olfactometer tongue-flicked more to snake odors. This study and others suggest that crotaline and colubrid snakes can be distinguished by chemical cues.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - entomology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - ethologie animale
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology ; 3 - Biochemistry
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • 1 - Health Sciences ; 2 - Medicine ; 3 - General Medicine
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - ecology
  • 1 - science ; 2 - biochemistry & molecular biology
Identifiant ISTEX
687DA15E019212BD264666705571D8FCE0C9C80D
Revue

Journal of Chemical Ecology

Année de publication
1984
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
8.095
Sous-corpus
  • Reptiles
Type de publication
Journal
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