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Habitat selection by two lancehead species Bothrops moojeni Hoge and B neuwiedi Wagler Serpentes, Viperidae Selecao de habitat em duas especies de jararaca Bothrops moojeni Hoge e B neuwiedi Wagler Serpentes, Viperidae

Borges, RC.; Araujo, AFB.

Revista Brasileira de Biologia 58(4): 591-601

1998


ISSN/ISBN: 0034-7108
Accession: 038292260

Our data regarding the use of the habitat by Bothrops moojeni and B. neuwiedi (Serpentes, Viperidae) was obtained from information related to specimens donated to the Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia, Universidade de Brasilia, Jardim Botanico do Distrito Federal, and also from a half-captivity experiment. The results show a strong segregation of habitat between both species, with B. neuwiedi largely restricted to open areas, and B. moojeni using mainly the forest and ecotones. There is no significant difference in habitat selection between the individuals maintained isolated and those confined to the same yard. Therefore, one species apparently does not interfere directly in the habitat selection of the other.

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