Defensive behaviour events of Ophiodes striatus (Reptilia: Squamata) during an environmental study in state of São Paulo, Brazil

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A species’ ability to defend itself against predators is directly correlated to its survival. In prey-predator interactions these mechanisms are important elements of a species’ evolutionary history (Tozetti et al., 2009). However, little is known about the defensive repertoires of many species, especially those considered rare or difficult to observe (Menezes et al., 2015; Menezes et al., 2017). Since the Cambrian Period, reptiles have developed mechanisms that allowed them to survive throughout their evolutionary history, especially when confronted with disadvantageous interactions, such as predation (Borges et al., 2015)… Leia na íntegra.