An account of snake specimens in St. Joseph’s College Museum Kozhikode, India, with data on species diversity

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V.J. Zacharias
Boby Jose
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3190-709X

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This paper presents details of the snake collection in the museum of the Zoology Department, St Joseph’s College, Devagiri, Kozhikode and provides data to assess the diversity and abundance of snake fauna in the Kozhikode area of Kerala. Twenty-four species of snakes in five families are vouchered for Kozhikode region. The number of individuals catalogued in St. Josephs College collection serves as an approximate indicator of the species composition of snake fauna of the area and offers a proxy to the measure of snake abundance at Kozhikode. The most abundant well collected species in the collection was the Common Cobra, Naja naja.


 

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V.J. Zacharias and Boby Jose 2020. An account of snake specimens in St. Joseph’s College Museum Kozhikode, India, with data on species diversity. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 12, 11 (Aug. 2020), 16622–16627. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4995.12.11.16622-16627.
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