Snaca

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rimbendsnaca
rimbendsnaca
Cræftlicu endebyrdung
Rīce: Animalia
Stefn: Chordata
Understefn: Vertebrata
Flocc: Reptilia
Hād: Squamata
Underscipe: Serpentes

Snacan sind langlice, sceanlēase, flǣscetenda āðexan þæs unsderhādes Serpentes þe cann ƿesan geset gesundrod fram sceanclēasum āðexum þurh heora þearf ēaghringa and ūtƿeardra ēarena. Gelīce eallum scielledum āðexum sind snacan ūtanhātod, innoþfilmened hrycgdēor geþeaht mid oferlicgendum sciellum. Manig cynn snacena habbaþ hēafodbollan mid manigum mārum bānhlocum þonne āðexan, þe lǣtþ hīe tō sƿelgenne hȳðdēor sƿīðe māran þonne heora hēafdas mid sƿīðe ƿegendlicum ceafle. Tō lǣtenne heora nearu līc, snacena tƿinlicu līcdǣl (sƿelce cropas) standaþ ān ætforan ōðrum on stede ǣlc be ōðrum, and þæt mǣste dǣl snacena habbaþ efne āne ƿyrcende lungene. Sumu cynn healdaþ nafelbeltbān mid tƿinnesse unnyttra clāƿa on ǣlcre sīde þæs earses.

Lifigende snacan ƿuniaþ on eallum hēafodlicum ƿorulddǣlum būton Antarctice and on þǣm mǣstum dǣle īega. Fīftīene cnēorisa sind nū oncnāƿen þe habbaþ 456 cnōsla and māran þonne 2,900 cynna.[1][2] Hīe sind on micelnesse fram sƿīðe smæl, se 10 huntoðena metera langa þrǣdsnaca, oþ pyþþenas and fæðmsnacan sƿā grēate sƿā 7.6 metera lange. Þæt nīƿan gefundne stānbȳsen Titanoboa ƿæs 15 metera lang.

Þæt mǣste dǣl cynna sind unāttorbǣr and hīe þā habbaþ āttor brūcaþ hit hēafodlīce tō cƿellenne and abegenne hȳþdēor ǣr þonne tō beorgenne selfe. Sumu cynn habbaþ āttor þe is strang genōg tō sārlīce aƿerdenne oþþe tō cƿellenne menn. Þā þe sind unāttorbǣr oþþe ge sƿelgiaþ hȳþdēor cƿic oþþe cƿellaþ hit it þurh fæðmunge.

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  1. Bysen:ITIS
  2. Colubridae species list at the TIGR Reptile Database. Accessed 4 December 2008.