Records of predation on Ophiodes striatus (Spix, 1824) (Squamata: Diploglossidae) by Oxyrhopus petolarius (Linnaeus, 1758) (Squamata: Dipsadidae) in the northern Atlantic Forest, Brazil

Marcos Jorge Matias Dubeux, Ubiratan Gonçalves, Tamí Mott


Information on basic aspects of the natural history of many snake species based on naturalisticobservations is still scarce. Here we report Oxyrhopus petolarius, a medium-sized false coralsnake with terrestrial habits, feeding on Ophiodes striatus, a medium-sized lizard with cylindricaland elongated body, with vestigial posterior limbs and absence of anterior ones. The snake wasregistered ingesting an individual of O. striatus and upon inspecting of its stomach contents,the presence of two other individuals of O. striatus in different stages of digestion was found.

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Revista de la Asociación Herpetológica Argentina. ISSN en línea 1852-5768. Asociación Civil Herpetológica Argentina. Paz Soldán 5100. Piso 1 Dpto 8. Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires.