Dicephalic Oxybelis rutherfordi (Serpentes: Colubridae) hatchling in Trinidad, W.I.

Authors

  • Saifudeen Muhammad
  • Mike G. Rutherford

Abstract

Snakes with two heads are known as dicephalic, axial bifurcated or bicephalic snakes. In early June 2019, a gravid adult Oxybelis rutherfordi Jadin et al. 2020 was collected from a poui tree (Tabebuia sp.) in Endeavour, Chaguanas, Trinidad. It was kept in captivity and laid six eggs, one of which was found to contain a dicephalic snake.

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Published

2021-09-17

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Nature Notes