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  1. Positive behavioral impact of reptile-assisted support on the internalizing and externalizing behaviors of female children with emotional disturbance

    | Contributor(s):: Murry, F. R., Allen, M. T.

    The effects of animal-assisted support were tested with children identified with emotional disturbance. Forty female children, aged 12 years old, participated in one of two treatments: animal-assisted support or control support. All participants had experienced the death of a parent in the...

  2. Schoolchildren and one of the most unpopular animals: are they ready to protect snakes?

    | Contributor(s):: Ballouard, J. M., Ajtic, R., Balint, H., Brito, J. C., Crnobrnja-Isailovic, J., Desmonts, D., ElMouden, E., Erdogan, M., Feriche, M., Pleguezuelos, J. M., Prokop, P., Sanchez, A., Santos, X., Slimani, T., Tomovic, L., Usak, M., Zuffi, M., Bonnet, X.

  3. Symbolic lizards: forms of special purpose classification of animals among the Nage of eastern Indonesia

    | Contributor(s):: Forth, G.

  4. American Association of Human Animal Bond Veterinarians Newsletter, March 1999

    Full-text: Available

    Contents:Message from the President, pg 1Caring Connections: Addressing the Needs of At Risk Children and At Risk Dogs, pg 2The Old Man and the Dog, pg 3Humane Society of the United States in Cooperation with the American Red Cross brochure, pg 6

  5. Growth and Age at Reproductive Maturity of the Carolina Pigmy Rattlesnake, Sistrurus m. miliarius (Reptilia: Serpentes)

    | Contributor(s):: Kevin Robert Messenger

    Growth and age at reproductive maturity are life history attributes that play an important role in the development of proper management strategies. The Carolina Pigmy Rattlesnake, Sistrurus m. miliarius, is one of two dwarf rattlesnake species. The subspecies ranges from eastern NC to nearly the...

  6. Morphometry of growth in hatchling striped plateau lizards (Iguanidae: Sceloporus virgatus)

    | Contributor(s):: Geoffrey R. Smith

    I studied the ontogenetic development of body shape and the influence of food availability on the development of body shape in hatchling striped plateau lizards (Sceloporus uirgatus) over the first seven to eight weeks of their life. Body mass showed positive growth relative to snout-vent length....

  7. The ecology and behaviour of Varanus mertensi (Reptilia: Varanidae)

    | Contributor(s):: Phillip James Mayes

    This study examines numerous aspects of the ecology and behaviour of Merten’s Water Monitor, Varanus mertensi (Reptilia: Varanidae) including; daily behaviour, diet, foraging behaviour, reproductive seasonality and daily and long-term movements. Findings from over two years of field study of V....

  8. An integrative analysis of reproduction and stress in free-living male cottonmouths, Agkistrodon piscivorus

    | Contributor(s):: Sean Patrick Graham

    I conducted an integrative field study on male cottonmouths (Agkistrodon piscivorus), a common pitviper of the southeastern United States, to investigate the evolution of contrasting mating patterns in North American pitvipers (bimodal and unimodal annual patterns) and resolve conflicting...

  9. Quantitative genetic analysis of reproduction traits in ball pythons

    | Contributor(s):: Benson H. Morrill, Lee F. Rickords (adviser)

    Although the captive reproduction of non-avian reptiles has increased steadily since the 1970’s, a dearth of information exists on successful management practices for large captive populations of these species. The data reported here come from a captive population of ball pythons (Python regius)...

  10. Phylogeny, convergence, and snake behavior

    | Contributor(s):: Harry Walter Greene

    Comparative studies of snake behavior were used to confront three related conceptual issues in ethology: (i) Can behavior evolve? (ii) If so, how can the origins of similarities and differences in behavior among animals be assessed? (iii) What is the significance of this information for...

  11. A survey of pet- and non-pet-owning Swedish adolescents: demographic differences and health issues

    | Contributor(s):: Mullersdorf, M., Granstrom, F., Tillgren, P.

    The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of pet ownership in adolescents in Sweden and establish whether any gender, age or health-related differences exist between those who own pets and those who do not. In addition, the study aimed to explore the relationships between species of...

  12. Expeditionary forces and herpetological discoveries in Antiquity

    | Contributor(s):: Barbara, Sebastien

  13. Introduction to the ancient Greek system of snake naming: the ophionym dipsas and its synonyms

    | Contributor(s):: Bodson, Liliane

  14. Serpent's tale in the Hittite world

    | Contributor(s):: Mazoyer, Michel

  15. The bearded snake: realities, beliefs and representations. The example of Athenian Zeus Meilichios

    | Contributor(s):: Gourmelen, Laurent

  16. The hissing of the snake: how is it possible to set an inarticulate sound to music?

    | Contributor(s):: Perrot, Sylvain

  17. The lion-headed snake Chnoubis and Roman imperial magic

    | Contributor(s):: Dasen, Veronique, Nagy, Arpad M.

  18. The physiological and behavioural impacts of and preference for an enriched environment in the eastern box turtle ( Terrapene carolina carolina )

    | Contributor(s):: Case, B. C., Lewbart, G. A., Doerr, P. D.

    The physiological and behavioural impact of, as well as preference for, enriched versus barren environments was determined for captive eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina). Thirty-eight box turtles were randomized to either barren (flat newspaper substrate) or enriched (cypress mulch...

  19. Animal assisted therapy. Using exotic animals in therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Winkle, M. Y., Van Dame, V. R., Levenson, J.

  20. [Respect for reptiles]

    | Contributor(s):: Verschure, J.