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Boidae MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Boidae
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.150.900.833.672.125.500
Unique ID
D017821
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017821
Scope Note
A family of snakes comprising the boas, anacondas, and pythons. They occupy a variety of habitats through the tropics and subtropics and are arboreal, aquatic or fossorial (burrowing). Some are oviparous, others ovoviviparous. Contrary to popular opinion, they do not crush the bones of their victims: their coils exert enough pressure to stop a prey's breathing, thus suffocating it. There are five subfamilies: Boinae, Bolyerinae, Erycinae, Pythoninae, and Tropidophiinae. (Goin, Goin, and Zug, Introduction to Herpetology, 3d ed, p315-320)
Entry Term(s)
Anaconda
Boa
Boinae
Python
Registry Number
txid8572
Related Numbers
txid37579
txid8573
Previous Indexing
Snakes (1966-1993)
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1993/02/16
Revision Date
2023/08/30
Boidae Preferred
Python Related
Boa Narrower
Anaconda Related
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