A snake does have a backbone. In fact, the majority of bones in a snake's body are vertebrae, the cylindrical bony segments that make up the backbone or spine. More »

Animals with backbones are called vertebrates, and all vertebrates have a well-developed brain and a living endoskeleton, among other things. An endoskeleton is one that is made from bone or cartilage and grows and survi... More »

Humans and snakes both have skulls, backbones and ribs that support and protect the softer structures in the body. Humans and snakes are each highly derived descendants of a common ancestor, so many features of their ske... More »

Snakes most commonly move by lateral undulation. Bending their bodies from side to side in waves of motion that pass from head to tail, they push off objects and surface irregularities to propel themselves forward. Snake... More »

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Snakes are known simply as "males" or "females," with no name distinction between them based on gender. Young snakes, however, do have separate designations of "snakelet" for a baby, "neonate" for a newly-born offspring ... More »

Snakes can be described as elongated, legless reptiles of the order Serpentes. Snakes are different from similar-looking reptiles, such as legless lizards, because they have no eyelids or external ears. More »

The green anaconda is the world's largest snake species. These giants may reach lengths of more than 29 feet and weigh more than 550 pounds. The snakes are native to the marshes, swamps and streams of tropical rain fores... More »

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