Agkistrodon piscivorus

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Noun1.Agkistrodon piscivorus - venomous semiaquatic snake of swamps in southern United StatesAgkistrodon piscivorus - venomous semiaquatic snake of swamps in southern United States
pit viper - New World vipers with hollow fangs and a heat-sensitive pit on each side of the head
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These experiments demonstrated that absence of full-length trigger hairs does not appear to have a detectable effect on the trap jaw ants' jumping ability in terms of initial speed or angle, which largely determine the full trajectory of ants' jaw jumps (Patek et al.
The trap jaw versus springing tail represents "an evolutionary arms race in terms of speed," Larabee says.
Radular tooth release is one of the fastest known prey capture events and has a time course similar to that of the trap jaw response (0.