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Descriptor English: Boidae
Descriptor Spanish: Boidae
Descriptor Portuguese: Boidae
Descriptor French: Boidae
Entry term(s): Anaconda
Anacondas
Boa
Boas
Boinae
Python
Pythons
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.833.672.125.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://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)
Annotation:
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
EM embryology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Snakes (1966-1993)
Public MeSH Note: 94
History Note: 94
DeCS ID: 31614
Unique ID: D017821
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Date Established: 1994/01/01
Date of Entry: 1993/02/16
Revision Date: 2017/06/20
Boidae - Preferred
Concept UI M0026929
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)
Preferred term Boidae
Entry term(s) Boinae
Python - Narrower
Concept UI M0026928
Preferred term Python
Entry term(s) Pythons
Anaconda - Narrower
Concept UI M0026926
Preferred term Anaconda
Entry term(s) Anacondas
Boa - Narrower
Concept UI M0026927
Preferred term Boa
Entry term(s) Boas



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