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lizard jaws



We all know about the remarkable spreadable jaws of snakes that allow 
them to swallow items larger around than themselves.  To what extent can 
lizards do the same thing?  Of course, insectivorous lizards wouldn't 
have to at all, nor would the herbivores.  But are there any carnivores, 
among the varanids perhaps, that can also spread their jaws (and to what 
extent)?

Thanks in advance for any replies.



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Norman R. King                                       tel:  (812) 464-1794
Department of Geosciences                            fax:  (812) 464-1960
University of Southern Indiana
8600 University Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47712                      e-mail:  nking.ucs@smtp.usi.edu