High CO2 Made For Giant Snake

High CO2 made for giant snake based on new fossil find according to reports in EurekAlert and BBC News 4 Feb 2009, and Nature, vol. 457, p715, 5 Feb 2009. A team of scientists led by Jason Head (University of Toronto at Mississauga, Canada), have found fossilised bones of a giant snake in the Cerrejon […]

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Snake Leg Loss Genes

Snake leg loss genes found, according to reports in Science (AAAS) News 20 October 2016, Current Biology doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.09.020, published online 20 October 2016 and Cell, Vol. 167, p633–642.e11, doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.09.028 20. The most characteristic features of snakes are their long body form and lack of legs. Pythons and boas have tiny bony limb remnants […]

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Pit Start for Snakes

“Pit start” for snakes, reported in ScienceNOW 15 November 2004. The complete item reads: “Biologists have long thought that pit vipers use the heat-sensing pits on their faces mainly to track warm-blooded prey. But a paper in the 15 November Journal of Experimental Biology finds that the pits also help the snakes gauge the temperature […]

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