Predation by an Eastern Brownsnake, Pseudonaja textilis (Duméril, Bibron, & Duméril 1854), on a Mallee Black-backed Snake, Parasuta nigriceps (Günther 1863)

Gerrut Norval, Michael G. Gardner

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Abstract

Predation can have a dramatic effect on ecosystem dynamics by influencing predator and prey characteristics, populations, and communities (Sih et al. 1985). Consequently, documented predator-prey observations should identify both the predator and prey species to the lowest taxonomic level possible to expand the natural history knowledge of both species involved. Herein we report an instance of an Eastern Brownsnake, Pseudonaja textilis (Duméril, Bibron, & Duméril 1854), preying on a Mallee Black-backed Snake, Parasuta nigriceps (Günther 1863).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-136
Number of pages3
JournalIRCF Reptiles & Amphibians
Volume25
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018

Keywords

  • Eastern Brownsnake
  • Pseudonaja textilis
  • Mallee Black-backed Snake
  • Parasuta nigriceps
  • Predation
  • Predation between reptiles

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