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Scientific Name: Eunectes murinus
Collection Date: 10 Sep-15 Oct 1961
Locality: Peru: Colonia Calleria, Rio Calleria, 15 km. from Ucayali.
Collector Name: B. Malkin
Notes: This snake’s more than 100 razor sharp teeth aren’t used for chewing; instead, the backward-curved teeth help it keep a grip on its prey while the snake coils its body around—and suffocates—its meal.
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