Genetic and taxonomic relations of the short-tailed snakes, genus Stilosoma1

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    This paper is Number VI in Dowling's ‘Classification of the Serpentes’ series

Abstract

Both morphological and immunological investigations show that Stilosoma is related to the American kingsnakes (Lampropeltis) and their allies. Immunological tests show an unexpectedly close relationship, indicating its derivation in the Pliocene.

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