Congenital anomalies in morphology and colour in captive-bred vipers (Reptilia, Serpentes, Viperidae)
Deinsea , Volume 2 - Issue 1 p. 41- 50
Several congenital anomalies in morphology (kyphoscoliosis, tail-, eye-, tonguelessness, cyclopia, schistosomia etc.) as well as in colour (longitudinal striped pattern, albinism, etc.) in captive-bred true vipers (Viperidae), are described and compared with cases known from literature. Possible causes and prevention of the anomalies are discussed.