Survey of Post-Cranial Skeletal Pathology in Snakes

Survey of Post-Cranial Skeletal Pathology in Snakes

Previous stories on skeletal pathology in captive snakes didn’t make clear the connection of lesions to captive or free-ranging standing. In this examine, post-cranial skeletons from 7,950 captive and free-ranging snakes in 9 of the main North American collections had been examined macroscopically, microscopically and radiologically for the presence of pathology. Micro-computerized tomography was carried…

Two new Kukri Snake species (Colubridae: Oligodon) from the Nakhon Si Thammarat Mountain Range, and addition of O. ocellatus to the fauna of Thailand

Two new Kukri Snake species (Colubridae: Oligodon) from the Nakhon Si Thammarat Mountain Range, and addition of O. ocellatus to the fauna of Thailand

We describe two new Kukri snakes of the genus Oligodon from the Nakhon Si Thammarat Mountain Range, southern peninsular Thailand. Oligodon phangan sp. nov., endemic to Pha-Ngan Island, Surat Thani Province, is characterised by a maximal identified SVL of 369.1 mm; 12 maxillary tooth, the posterior three enlarged; 17-17-15 dorsal scale rows; 163-166 ventrals; 33-42…

Snake Effect: A Novel Haptic Illusion

Snake Effect: A Novel Haptic Illusion

We current a novel, movement-based haptic phantasm referred to as the “snake impact.” Unlike obvious movement or sensory saltation, the snake impact feels wavy and creepy as if the stomach of a slithering snake is making and breaking contact with the pores and skin. This phantasm is achieved by modulating the amplitudes of vibrotactile pulses…

Drosophila melanogaster mutations suppressible by the suppressor of Hairy-wing are insertions of a 7.3-kilobase mobile element.

Drosophila melanogaster mutations suppressible by the suppressor of Hairy-wing are insertions of a 7.3-kilobase mobile element.

Certain spontaneous mutations of Drosophila melanogaster are suppressed by su(Hw), the suppressor of Hairy-wing (3R-54.8). We discover that mutations suppressible by su(Hw) end result from insertions of a mobile ingredient at the affected loci. The ingredient, named gypsy, is roughly 7.three kilobases lengthy and contains 0.5-kilobase direct terminal repeats. It was first recognized in DNA…