boid snake

boid snake

members of the Boidae family, the boas, which kill prey by constriction.
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Infrared (IR) sensitivity is known to be mediated by the so-called pit organs, which enable crotaline and boid snakes to apprehend homeothermic prey (1-7) and vampire bats to detect IR radiation from blood-rich locations (8), (9).
Erycine boid snakes are well represented in the Late Oligocene and Early Miocene of North America.
Evidence of prey luring exists for numerous species of viperid, clapid, and boid snakes as well as six colubrids.