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Out of the Mouths of Snakes

Snakes like this Stimson’s python owe their evolutionary success to their big mo

Snakes like this Stimson’s python owe their evolutionary success to their big mouth and the ability to swallow large prey.

By Alessandro Palci, Mark Hutchinson & Michael Lee

DNA analysis and 3D imaging have revealed how snakes evolved their huge gape independently across different lineages.

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