Actually they feel the sounds through vibration that penetrates their skin so the sound wave vibrates the cilia membrane inside the inner ears and the information will be sent fron those cilia membrane to the sensory part..
But, the truth is, snake doesn't use their ears oftenly like us..their organs are specialized for smelling I think..
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My zoology book snakes have a very low sense of taste, mainly because they swallow the prey hole. Also, their tongue is used for touching things. The feel things with their tongue just like people do with their hands. Smell is indeed very well developed
"Actually they feel the sounds through vibration that penetrates their skin so the sound wave vibrates the cilia membrane inside the inner ears and the information will be"
I thought that only mammals had inner ears. I thought it was part of the definition of a mammal that they had only one bone in their jaw and the other bones transformed into their inner ear.
The primary jaw join of lower tetrapods has migrated into middle ear of mammals and became two of three bones (malleus, incus). The third bone is columella (stapes) which is analog (at least the part of it) to the columella of reptiles. Snakes sense vibrations through this bone. The distal part of it is surrounded with tissue that conduct vibrations from air (less), ground (more) and water.
Sankes flick their toung to collect smell particles (but different from those that nose can detect ) from air and then they touch their "palat". From there lead a channel to the vomeronazal organ or Jackobson`s organ which is additional (or maybe main) olfactory organ.
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