A Possible New Salt Gland in a Marine Homalopsid Snake (Cerberus rhynchops)

@inproceedings{Dunson1979APN,
  title={A Possible New Salt Gland in a Marine Homalopsid Snake (Cerberus rhynchops)},
  author={William A. Dunson and Margaret K. Dunson},
  year={1979}
}
The dog-faced water snake, Cerberus rhynchops, appaiently has a small premaxillary salt gland, which is not homologous with previously known lachrymal (turtles), nasal (lizards) or posterior sublingual (sea and file snakes) salt glands. Cerberus is a mangrove-dwelling snake that has adapted to a marine existence independently of the hydrophiids and the acrochordids. The premaxillary salt gland of Cerberus is small (approximately 0.005% body wt) and excretes sodium at about 15 ,umoles/100 g body… CONTINUE READING

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