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    what species do you think this is?

    My little snake. Does anyone have a suggestion? I think maybe it's a T. s. parietalis, but I'm not sure


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    Re: what species do you think this is?

    looks like a parietalis to me also.

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    Re: what species do you think this is?

    I´m quite sure it is e parietalis.
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    Question Re: what species do you think this is?

    I have an adult male and female like yours and the female gave birth to 2 with red spots and 2 with out. So i am confused as to whether they are parietalis or a red variation of sirtalis sirtalis. Different web sites say different things.

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    Re: what species do you think this is?

    My female T. sirtalis sirtalis has some red on her sides, but that is only visible when she has eaten.

    I think a serious problem with the finding of which subspecies you have is that there are may intergrades "on the market" between different subspecies. The genepool has been "polluted".
    That is a good reason to try and keep the species and subspecies as pure as possible.

    On the other side... in the wild there are also intergrades between subspecies. And in the wild there are also T. s. sirtalis with red on there sides.
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