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Name: Lawrence B. Jr.
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Date: 1/19/2004

Hello If you had two specimens of two different snake species that were equal in size, one ovoviviparous and one viviparous, which offspring would tend to be larger at birth? And, which would tend to have larger numbers of offspring?

I am not a herpetologist and do not know such details of snake reproduction. As a naturalist, my guess is that other characteristics of individual species anatomy, habitat and behavior would be more important in adaptation for number and size of offspring.

J. Elliott

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