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Posted by WW on March 05, 2003 at 11:24:42:

In Reply to: Hognose posted by rémi on March 05, 2003 at 03:12:45:

:Duvernoy's gland or saliva glande?

Almost certainly Duvernoy's gland. The "toxic saliva" idea that often goes round is almost certainly a myth, snakes produce their toxic secretions from Duvernoy's glands. The majority of colubrids have Duvernoy's gland, and those that don't have almost certainly lost them secondarily.

Cheers,

Wolfgang




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