Abstract:ABSTRACT. Morphometric variation in Bothropoides jararaca (Snakes, Viperidae) in Rio Grande do Sul. Although male and female snakes are born with the same size, growth rates and age of sexual maturation may be different, thus determining sexual dimorphism in the later stages of life. We evaluated the incidence of sexual and ontogenetic morphometric variation in Bothropoides jararaca (Wied, 1824), exploring relationships involving body size and sexual maturity through 14 morphometric variables. We analyzed 142 … Show more
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