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SU_reptile
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Boa vs python

Post by SU_reptile » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:58 pm

I have very silly question.
What are the MORPHOLOGICAL differences between boas and pythons that allow you to tell them apart explicitly.
I know that boa is viviparous, but python is not. However I don't mean that kind of traits. Please help me - I was looking up for such informations in encyclopedia and in some text books that I was using during studies, but I failed to find them.

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Post by Darby » Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:10 pm

There aren't a lot of obvious differences - boas typically have smaller scales.

Boas are primary western hemisphere, pythons eastern, but that's not morphological...

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