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Observations on Abnormalities in South African Reptiles

Raw, Lynn Roy Graham


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  "description": "<p>Abnormalities or aberrations in various reptiles are briefly discussed. Details and photographs are provided of some abnormalities observed in a few South African species. These include major differences in the body scales of a specimen of&nbsp;Pseudocordylus subviridis,&nbsp;deformed full- term foetuses of&nbsp;Causus rhombeatus&nbsp;and&nbsp;Boaedon capensis, minor differences in head scales in&nbsp;Dendroaspis angusticeps,&nbsp;Tropidosaura montana natalensis, Philothamnus occidentalis&nbsp;andPhilothamnus semivariegatus, as well as colour mutations in&nbsp;Philothamnus&nbsp;spp. and other snakes.</p>", 
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  "headline": "Observations on Abnormalities in South African Reptiles", 
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  "datePublished": "2021-03-09", 
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    "dicephalism", 
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    "developmental deformities"
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