BIO 370 Vertebrate Zoology
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Vertebrate Anatomy
Snake Skulls
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Identify the the type of fangs and the structures below for each of the following snake skulls:

Burmese Python (Python molurus)
(skull length = 72 mm)
Elapid skull plain


Colubrid Snake (possibly Nerodia sp.)
(skull length = 45 mm)
Colubrid skull plain


Elapid Snake (possibly Bungarus sp.)
(skull length = 40 mm)
Elapid skull plain


King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah)
(skull length = 37 mm)
Cobra skull plain


Death Adder (Acanthophis sp.)
(skull length = 33 mm)
death adder skull plain


Rattlesnake (Crotalus sp.)
(skull length = 58 mm)
Rattlesnake skull plain
  • Compound (Angular, Articular and others)
  • Dentary
  • Ectopterygoid
  • Fang
  • Frontal
  • Maxilla
  • Nasal
  • Parietal
  • Prefrontal
  • Premaxilla
  • Pterygoid
  • Quadrate
  • Stapes
  • Supraoccipital
  • Supratemporal

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