Contributions to Zoology, 71 (4) (2002)

Is sexual size dimorphism in relative head size correlated with intersexual dietary divergence in West African forest cobras, Naja melanoleuca?

Luca Luiselli , Godfrey C. Akani , Claudia Corti , Francesco M. Angelici

Centre of Environmental Studies “Demetra” and F.I.Z.V., via Olona 7, I-00198 Rome, Italy; and Municipal Museum of Natural History, piazza A. Frezza 6, I-00030 Capranica Prenestina, Rome,

Department of Biological Sciences, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, P.M.B. 5080, Port Harcourt, Rivers State,

Department of Animal Biology and Genetics, University of Florence, via Romana 17, I-50125 Florence,

Keywords: Key words: Serpentes, cobras, Naja melanoleuca, , dietary habits, sexual size dimorphism, ecology, West Africa