The British Herpetological Society

The Herpetological Journal is the Society's prestigious quarterly scientific journal. Articles are listed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences,Current Contents, Science Citation Index, and Zoological Record.

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pdf 03. Identification of individual adders (Vipera berus) by their head markings


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Authors: Sylvia Sheldon And Christopher Bradley

Abstract: During a study of adders ( Vipera berus) in Wyre Forest, a systematic method was developed to identify individuals in the field. It was revealed that no two adders possessed identical head markings. It was shown that a photographic record was a re liable aid to identification. Furthermore it was observed that over the period of studv adders retained their individual head markings.

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