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Old 11-12-2016, 06:23 PM
Colibri Colibri is offline
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Originally Posted by araminty View Post
Interesting question. Snakes are born with all the vertebrae (and attached ribs) that they'll ever have; that is, as they grow, they don't gain more bones.
While individuals may not change the number of bones they have, I wonder if the number of vertebrae may vary within species.

Originally Posted by correlophus View Post
Do you count the scull as a single bone?
The individual skull bones are counted separately, as are composite bones like the pelvis (which of course does not apply to snakes).