We dedicate this paper to the memory of Hobart M. Smith, who died on 4 March 2013 at the age of 100. His pioneering observations on enlargement and sexual dimorphism of the adrenal glands of Heterodon served as the inspiration for our work. Dr. Smith's generous mentorship of one of the authors (A. H. S.) is gratefully acknowledged.
Independently evolved toad-eating snakes exhibit sexually dimorphic enlargement of adrenal glands†
Article first published online: 10 APR 2013
© 2013 The Zoological Society of London
Journal of Zoology
Volume 290, Issue 4, pages 237–245, August 2013
How to Cite
Mohammadi, S., McCoy, K. A., Hutchinson, D. A., Gauthier, D. T. and Savitzky, A. H. (2013), Independently evolved toad-eating snakes exhibit sexually dimorphic enlargement of adrenal glands. Journal of Zoology, 290: 237–245. doi: 10.1111/jzo.12038
Editor: Mark-Oliver Rödel
- Issue published online: 16 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 10 APR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 5 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 4 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 19 SEP 2012
- National Science Foundation. Grant Number: IOB-0519458
Table S1 List of specimens used in comparison of adrenal mass, including museum catalogue or field number, sex, snout-vent length (SVL) and total adrenal mass. Collection abbreviations: AM, field series of Akira Mori, Kyoto University (specimens currently in the collection of Alan H. Savitzky, Utah State University); AMNH, American Museum of Natural History; CAS, California Academy of Sciences; FMNH, Field Museum of Natural History; USNM, U.S. National Museum of Natural History.
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