The scaling of bite force and constriction pressure in kingsnakes (Lampropeltis getula): Proximate determinants and correlated performance.

@article{Penning2017TheSO,
  title={The scaling of bite force and constriction pressure in kingsnakes (Lampropeltis getula): Proximate determinants and correlated performance.},
  author={David A Penning},
  journal={Integrative zoology},
  year={2017},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={121-131}
}
Across the diversity of vertebrates, bite force has been studied and suggested to have important ecological and evolutionary consequences. However, there is a notable lineage of vertebrates that use this performance trait yet are missing from the bite-force literature: the snakes. Snakes often rely on biting during prey subjugation and handling. Many snakes… CONTINUE READING