Publications

Vonk, F. J., Jackson, K., Doley, R., Madaras, F., Mirtschin, P. J. and N. Vidal. 2011. Snake venom: From fieldwork to the clinic. BioEssays 33:269-279.

Jackson, K. and D. Blackburn. 2011. A survey of amphibians and reptiles at degraded sites near Pointe-Noire, Kouilou Province, Republic of Congo. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 5: 414-429.

Moyer, K. and K. Jackson. 2011. Phylogenetic relationships among the Stiletto Snakes (genus Atractaspis) based on external morphology. African Journal of Herpetology 2011: 1-17.

Greenbaum, E., Jackson, K., and C. Kusamba. 2010. Colubridae: Natriciteres olivacea (Peters, 1854): Olive Marsh Snake. Melanistic specimens. African Herp News 52: 10-11.

Knox, A. and K. Jackson. 2010. Ecological and phylogenetic influences on maxillary dentition in snakes. Phyllomedusa 9: 121-131.

Zassi-Boulou, A.-G., Boudzoumou, S. and K. Jackson. 2010. Range extension into the Republic of Congo for the caecilian, Geotrypetes seraphini. Herpetological Review 41: 421-422.

Moore, K and K. Jackson. 2010. A quantitative analysis of two scale characters in snakes. Amphibia-Reptilia 31: 175-182.

Vonk, F. J, Admiraal, J. F., Jackson K., Reshef R., de Bakker, M. A. G., Vanderschoot, K., van den Berge, I., van Atten, M., Burgerhout, E., Beck, A., Mirtschin, P. J., Kochva, E., Witte, F., Fry, B. G., Woods, A. and M. K. Richardson. 2008. Evolutionary origin and development of snake fangs. Nature 454: 630-633.

(Supplementary Information for the above article)

Young, B. A. and K. Jackson. 2008. Functional specialization of the extrinsic venom gland musculature within the crotaline snakes (Reptilia: Serpentes) and the role of the M. Pterygoideus Glandulae. In: Hayes, W. K., Beaman, K. R., Cardwell, M. D. and S. P. Bush (eds.) The Biology of Rattlesnakes. Loma Linda Press, Loma Linda, California

Jackson, K. and D. C. Blackburn. 2007. The amphibians and reptiles of Nouabale-Ndoki National Park, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville). Salamandra 43: 149-164.

Jackson, K., A.-G. Zassi-Boulou, L. Mavoungou, and S. Pangou. 2007. Amphibians and reptiles of the Lac Tele Community Reserve, Likouala Region, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville). Herpetological Conservation and Biology 2: 75-86.

Jackson, K. 2007. The evolution of venom-conducting fangs: Insights from developmental biology. Toxicon 49:975-981.

Jackson, K. and D. R. Brooks. 2007. Do crocodiles co-opt their sense of "touch" to "taste"? A possible new type of vertebrate sensory organ. Amphibia-Reptilia 28: 277-285.

Jackson, K. and M. Beier. 2006. Hymenochirus curtipes: Geographical distribution. Herpetol. Review 37: 488.

Blackburn, D. C. and K. Jackson. 2006. Cryptothylax greshoffi: Geographical distribution. Herpetol. Review 37: 358.

*Jackson, K., N. Kley, and E. Brainerd. 2004. How snakes eat snakes: Biomechanical challenges of ophiophagy for the California kingsnake, Lampropeltis getula californiae (Serpentes: Colubridae). Zoology 107(3):191-200.

still image from kingsnake video

Kingsnakes are famous for being able to swallow snakes longer than themselves. But this one took on a Corn snake, Elaphe guttata, that was just a bit too big, and regurgitated it just a few centimetres from finishing it. Watch video

*This paper featured as a news report in Science.

*Read what the Journal of Experimental Biology has to say about this paper.

Jackson, K. and T. H. Fritts. 2004. Dentitional specialisations for durophagy in the Common Wolf snake, Lycodon aulicus capucinus(Serpentes; Colubridae). Amphibia-Reptilia 25(3):247-254.

Jackson, K. 2003. The evolution of venom-delivery systems in snakes. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 137:337-354.

Jackson, K. 2002. Post-ovipositional development in the Monocled Cobra, Naja kaouthia, (Serpentes; Elapidae). Zoology 105(4):203-214.

Jackson, K. 2002. How tubular venom-conducting fangs are formed. J. Morphol. 252:291-297.

Jackson, K. 2002. Unusual colour variation in the legless skink, Feylinia currori, (Scincidae; Feylininae). Afr. Herp. News. 2002

Jackson, K. and G. Perry. 2000. Changes in intestinal morphology following feeding in the Brown Treesnake, Boiga irregularis. J. Herpetol. 34(3):459-462.

Jackson, K., G. Underwood, E. N. Arnold, and A. H. Savitzky. 1999. Hinged teeth in the enigmatic colubrid, Iguanognathus werneri. Copeia 1999(3):814-817.

Jackson, K. 1997. Scanning electron microscopy of high-resolution casts for the study of tooth surface morphology in snakes. Herpetol. Rev. 28(2):75-76.

Jackson, K., D. G. Butler, and D. R. Brooks. 1996. Habitat and phylogeny influence salinity discrimination in crocodilians: Implications for osmoregulatory physiology and historical biogeography. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 58:371-383.

Jackson, K., D. G. Butler, and J. H. Youson. 1996. Morphology and ultrastructure of possible integumentary sense organs in the Estuarine Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus). J. Morphol. 229:315-324.

Jackson, K. and T. H. Fritts. 1996. Observations of a grooved anterior fang in Psammodynastes pulverulentus: Does the Mock Viper resemble a protoelapid? J. Herpetol. 30:128-131.

Jackson, K. and T. H. Fritts. 1995. Evidence from tooth surface morphology for a posterior maxillary origin of the proteroglyph fang. Amphibia-Reptilia 16:273-288.

 

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