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ANACONDA, common name for a large South American snake of the boa family. The anaconda or water boa is one of the largest and most powerful snakes in the world, and the largest in the western hemisphere. It kills its prey by constriction, or squeezing.
Anacondas have loosely constructed skulls and jaws, with some bones held together by ligaments or skin that allow the jaws to spread apart to many times their normal size. The lower jaws can open almost 180 degrees and are not fused together in front, permitting a huge gape. Massive jaw muscles give anacondas a powerful bite. The jaws have more than 100 sharp, backward-curving teeth that prevent prey from pulling away. Anacondas, along with boas and pythons, have two extra rows of teeth on the roof of the mouth, called pterygoid teeth. These additional rows of teeth aid in holding and ingesting prey, and can be moved independently, helping the snake “walk” its jaws and head over prey to swallow the victim.
Two forms of cannibalism are reported with female anacondas. Large females sometimes kill and eat male anacondas, more than often following mating.
Species of Anaconda
Green Anaconda - Eunectes murinus (largest species)
Bolivian Anaconda - Eunectes beniensis
Dark-spotted Anaconda - Eunectes deschauenseei
Yellow Anaconda - Eunectes notaeus
The Caiman is a small species of crocodile. The 2 species of caimans are the black and spectacled. Caimans are cold blooded and carnivores, hunting by sight and sound.
The Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus) is a crocodilian reptile found in much of Central and South America. It lives in a range of lowland wetland and riverine habitat types and can tolerate salt water as well as fresh; due in part to this adaptabilty it is the most common of all crocodilian species. Males of the species are generally between 2 and 2.5 meters, while females are smaller, usually around 1.4 meters. The species' common name comes from a bony ridge between the eyes, which gives the appearance of a pair of spectacles
A crocodile has powerful jaws and sharp, regenerating teeth. he Orinoco Crocodile, Crocodylus intermedius,
There are no subspecies.
Orinoco crocodiles are extremely rare; there are only between 250-700 left in the wild. In 1984 they were named as one of the top 12 most endangered animals. In 1997
is a critically endangered crocodile found in freshwater in northern South America, in particular the Orinoco river. Typical measurements for adults range from 3 to 4 m (9.9-13 ft). The largest specimen reported was shot in 1800 and allegedly measured 6.6 m (22 ft),
It is unclear how many individuals remain in the wild, but estimates range between 250-700 individuals. The population in Colombia is very low, with the largest sub-population estimated at around 50 individuals in the Casanare area. The largest sub-population in Venezuela is in Cojedes and Sararé, with less than 500 adults remaining. A number of other smaller sub-populations exists.
Orinoco crocodiles have long, narrow snouts containing 68 teeth. The fourth tooth on either side of the bottom jaw is larger than the other teeth and fits into a notch on the upper jaw. These two teeth can be seen when the mouth is closed. The top of the head is relatively flat, allowing for the Orinoco crocodile to be almost completely submerged underwater while still being able to see, smell, and hear. They are strong swimmers, using power thrusts of their tail and their webbed feet to propel them through the water. They are very aggressive, especially the large males.
Orinoco crocodile have symmetrical dorsal armour. They can run fast over short distances of land. They have a life span of 60-80 years.
Reptiles as a group are also cold blooded like amphibians. You may also hear the terms poikilothermic or ectothermic. These terms are usually used as synonyms for cold blooded. All of these terms mean that these animals can not regulate their own body temperature like birds and mammals. This means that if it's 85° where the reptile is, then that reptile will have a body temperature of 85° as well.