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dc.contributor.authorKaiser, Hinrich
dc.contributor.authorKim, Johnny
dc.contributor.authorWorth, Heike
dc.contributor.authorO'Shea, Mark
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-05
dc.date.available2018-10-03T15:41:57Z
dc.date.issued2016-02-26
dc.identifier.issn0974-7893
dc.identifier.doi10.11609/jott.2440.8.2.8488-8494
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621753
dc.description.abstractWe describe the courtship behavior of the Paradise Flying Snake, Chrysopelea paradisi, from a series of images taken near Sandakan, eastern Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. During the episode observed, four males moved together with a female in various states of entanglement, traveling at ground level and into a series of bushes. The observations took place over the course of a 30-min period until the snakes were lost to view. Our report is the first direct observation of mating behavior in C. paradisi in the wild and provides another rare glimpse of the multi-male courtship in Southeast Asian colubrids.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThreatened Taxa
dc.relation.urlhttps://threatenedtaxa.org/index.php/JoTT/article/view/2440
dc.subjectBorneo
dc.subjectChrysopelea paradisi
dc.subjectColubridae
dc.subjectMalaysia
dc.subjectmating behavior
dc.subjectmulti-male courtship
dc.subjectSabah
dc.titleTangled skeins: a first report of non-captive mating behavior in the Southeast Asian Paradise Flying Snake (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae: Chrysopelea paradisi)
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Threatened Taxa


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