|One of several excellent new science mnemonics|
from the popular webcomic xkcd
|Brahminy Blindsnake (Ramphotyphlops braminus)|
|Boa constrictor (Boa constrictor)|
|Burmese Python (Python bivittatus)|
|Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus)|
Next month: the story of the most widespread snake in the world!
Thanks to xkcd, JD Willson, Todd Pierson, and Pierson Hill for their drawings and photographs.
Schuett, G., P. Fernandez, W. Gergits, N. Casna, D. Chiszar, H. Smith, J. Mitton, S. Mackessy, R. Odum, and M. Demlong. 1997. Production of offspring in the absence of males: evidence for facultative parthenogenesis in bisexual snakes. Herpetological Natural History 5:1-10 <link>