at Fri May 9 22:28:55 2014 [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Ameron ]
Relatively new to the taxonomy dilemma (and sometimes raging side discussions), I have done a fair amount of research in recent months about both Milks, Mexicana complex snakes and the Jalisco Milk vs. Ruthveni dilemma.
I've also researched Google & other Internet images of dozens of specimens. What I've come to find is that the hallmark trait of Ruthveni snakes seem to be the *square jaw*, almost like that of a Russian Rat snake, or certain Cobras. Nuevo Leons, Thayeri, whatever you wish to call them, seem to have a much more *rounded & pointed snout*.
Mutant? Maybe, but I'm not as concerned that Leonis, Thayeri or related snakes are bred to others of different areas, as long as they are the same subspecies. (If you breed a Celtic man from Leeds with a Celtic wife from Darby, their kids are still Celts - if you know what I mean.) I don't vote for mixing different subspecies or species, however. I’ve always been a locale-specific man.
1.0 Boa constrictor imperator (Hog Island)
0.1 Lampropeltis mexicana thayeri
1.0 Agrionemys horsfieldii kazakhstanica
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- Ruthveni - HappyHeathen, Wed Nov 27 22:33:13 2013
- RE: Ruthveni - Varanuskeeper, Wed Dec 4 02:50:07 2013
- RE: Ruthveni - Aaron, Sat Dec 7 17:11:45 2013
- I think it's a Ruthveni - Ameron, Fri May 9 22:28:55 2014
- RE: Ruthveni - FR, Tue Nov 4 08:51:13 2014