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One of the many incorrect determinations of the web

PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:13 pm
by Ruggero Morimando
http://zipcodezoo.com/index.php/File:Na ... ura_23.jpg

Actually a baby M.monspessulanus female... :lol:

Re: One of the many incorrect determinations of the web

PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:41 pm
by Guillaume Gomard
Well if you start with this topic I think that 2 out of 3 illustrations used in general media when reporting about a particular species depict the wrong snakes... I guess they just pick up randomly pictures in free-access databases. Of course it´s more embarassing when the author is supposed to be a naturalist... :roll:

Re: One of the many incorrect determinations of the web

PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:34 pm
by Ruggero Morimando
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronella_girondica

Actually an austriaca.
As I can see, the trap austriaca vs girondica makes always victims. But, honestly, they are very different snakes, both as regards markings and as regards body shape... I wonder if and when some researchers will separate them into two different genus: austriaca gives living babies, while girondica lays eggs... :?

P.S. If you are still uncertain: https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi ... _Geres.JPG

Same specimen, same mistake! :lol: