Snakes alive

Herpetologists involved in the Eastern Cape Forests Project – a Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP) study that aims to document the diversity of these ancient forests – have uncovered a treasure trove of snake biodiversity. Lead author of a paper published on the research in the Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, MSc graduate Theo Busschau, explains that the number of forest thread snake species has increased from two to 10, a fivefold increase in diversity.

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