Blood pressure in snakes from different habitats

@article{Seymour1976BloodPI,
  title={Blood pressure in snakes from different habitats},
  author={Roger S. Seymour and Harvey B. Lillywhite},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1976},
  volume={264},
  pages={664-666}
}
SNAKES seem to have evolved from burrowing lizards and are experiencing an impressive adaptive radiation. Terrestrial forms represent the probable ancestral type which gave rise to several lines of divergent radiation into aquatic and arboreal habitats1,2. These shifts in habitat may have affected blood pressure regulation in snakes which, because of their shape, are inordinately subject to the hydrostatic effects of gravity. By acquiring aquatic habits, some species have eliminated most of the… Expand

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