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Old 04-21-03, 07:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
Join Date: Feb-2002
Location: Ontario
Age: 38
Posts: 1,659
Tim and Julie,
yes, <i>L. nasuta</i> is a sexually dimorphic species.

The difference is in the rostal protrusion. The males have a spiked protrusion (Jordans new snake is a male) and the females have a protrusion that looks alot like a leaf.
Also, males are usually brownish and females are sometimes more greenish in colour.

i did an undergrad thesis in snake sexual dimorphism...... personally, i think its one of the most facinating thing about snakes and the animal kingdom in general!
Matt Rudisi
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