Giant boin snake from a Paleocene Neotropical reveal hotter past equatorial temperatures

The largest extant snakes live in the tropics of South America and southeast Asia1,2,3 where high temperatures facilitate the evolution of large body sizes among air-breathing animals whose body temperatures are dependant on ambient environmental temperatures (poikilothermy)4,5. Very little is known...

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Autores Principales: Head,Jason J, Bloch, Jonathan I, Hastings, Alexander K, Bourque, Jason R, Cadena, Edwin A, Herrera, Fabiany A, Polly, P David, Jaramillo, Carlos A
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Inglés (English)
Publicado: Nature Publishing Group 2009
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/27779
https://doi.org/10.1038/nature07671