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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Authors: Miriam Wollberg , Elazar Kochva And Garth Underwood
Abstract: Structures around the corner of the mouth of atractaspid snakes are examined in serial sections. In addition one Madagascan and two African species of Geodipsas are reported. For Atractaspis corpulenta presence of a serous superior rictal gland is confirmed and the discovery of a hitherto unnoticed serous inferior rictal gland is reported. Inferior rictal glands are also reported for species of Aparallactus, Chilorhinophis, Geodipsas, Poecilopholis and Polemon. Neither superior nor inferior rictal glands are found in Amblyodipsas, Hypoptophis, Macrelaps or Xenocalamus. African species of "Geodipsas", now placed in the genus Buhoma, agree with aparallactines and differ from the Madagascan type species, G. infralineata, in the configuration of the rictal glands.