Abstract: This research article discusses the appearance of snakes, in regards to their color variation and the patterns arranged on their scales. Snakes throughout the world are found in every color of the rainbow and range from bearing solid markings to intricate geometric patterns on their skin. Emphasis of this article is placed on understanding as well as appreciating the various reasons for such diversity.
Keywords: snakes, science, color, markings, herpetology, evolution, animal kingdom, patterns, defense mechanism
Word Count: 1,483 (research article only)
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Published December 5, 2011
Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math.