Anatomy of a Snake

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The internal organs of most vertebrate animals are packed together in a relatively restricted abdominal cavity. In snakes, however, the internal organs are aligned in an extended linear body cavity that is modified in response to the elongated vertebral column.

Microsoft Illustration, "Generalized Anatomy of a Snake," Microsoft® Encarta®. Copyright © 1993-2002 Microsoft Corporation.

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