On the Web - On opposite sides of the globe over millions of years, the snakes of North America and Australia independently evolved similar body types that helped them move and capture...
Big-Mouthed Babies Drove the Evolution of Giant Island Snakes
The Reptile Report - Some populations of tiger snakes stranded for thousands of years on tiny islands surrounding Australia have evolved to be giants, growing to nearly twice the size of their mainland cousins. Now, new research in The American Naturalist suggests that the enormity of these elapids was driven by the need to have big-mouthed babies.
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