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for Brimleyana Vol. Issue 4, Dec 1980
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Species of ictalurid catfishes with an adnexed (free) adipose fin have presented identification problems, and consequently may subvert zoogeographic studies. This study examined new and preexisting records of catfishes in Virginia, North Carolina and other eastern states. Diagnostic characters are emphasized for distinguishing various species and their distribution.
The Neuse River Waterdog (Necturus lewisi) is an aquatic salamander endemic to the Neuse and Tar River drainages of North Carolina. This study compared electrophoretic data for all three species in the genus Necturus, in an attempt to evaluate the genetics and taxonomic status of Necturus lewisi.
The Florida red-bellied snake (Storeria occipitomaculata obscura) is a nominate subspecies of the redbelly snake (Storeria occipitomaculata). Redbelly snake populations occurring in the Gulf Coastal Plain from eastern Texas to the Carolinas were found to differ from the nominate Florida subspecies in nuchal pattern, ventral coloration, relative tail length, and subcaudal number.
The stomach contents and food habits of eight species of snakes from the Coastal Plain and Piedmont Plateau regions of North Carolina were identified. The information presented is based on an analysis of previous records and studies. Several snake species can be characterized as opportunists in terms of food items consumed.
The millipedes of the Kings Mountain region of southern North Carolina were sampled to determine seasonal variation in faunal composition. Three species are unique to the Kings Mountain region, but this region also shares eight species with the eastern Piedmont and five with the Appalachian Mountains.