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Viper fangs: functional limitations of extreme teeth

Physiological and Biochemical Zoology : PBZ

Nov 26, 2008

David Cundall

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The fangs of vipers are extremely long, rotating, hollow teeth. Analysis of video records of more than 750 strikes recorded at 60 or 250 frames per second for 285 individuals representing 86 species in 31 genera shows that vipers reposition fangs after initial contact with prey in more ...read more

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Reposition-joint Movement
Fang
Lachesis
Contraction (Finding)
Phylogeny
Kinematics
Video Recording
Tooth Structure
PYURF gene
Feeding Patterns
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Viper fangs: functional limitations of extreme teeth

Physiological and Biochemical Zoology : PBZ

Nov 26, 2008

David Cundall

PMID: 19025501

DOI: 10.1086/594380

Abstract

The fangs of vipers are extremely long, rotating, hollow teeth. Analysis of video records of more than 750 strikes recorded at 60 or 250 frames per second for 285 individuals representing 86 species in 31 genera shows that vipers reposition fangs after initial contact with prey in more ...read more

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Kinematics
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PYURF gene
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