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Rodent consumption by Philodryas psammophidea (Serpentes: Colubridae), from the inter-andean dry valleys of central Bolivia

Author(s): Quinteros-Muñoz, Oliver | Peñaranda, Diego A. | Navarro, Freddy

Journal: Cuadernos de Herpetología
ISSN 0326-551X

Volume: 24;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 129;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Philodryas | diet | Graomys | Bolivia

In May 18, 2009 we found an adult female of Philodryas psammophidea (930 mm SVL), at a side of a crop field in the Tabacal valley (18º23'7.42" S – 64º38'7.88" W, 2015 m), Narciso Campero province southern Cochabamba, Bolivia. Ecologically, this valley belongs to the Inter-Andean Dry Forests of Bolivia. In the stomach of the snake probably killed by a settler, there was an adult female of Graomys domorum (Phyllotini; Sigmodontidae), a native rodent species widely distributed in the region.
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