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How boa constrictors squeeze and breathe at the same time

Red tailed boa constrictor on fallen tree over water.

Boa constrictors have such long ribcages that they can devote one section to breathing and another to digesting large food items. Credit: Lucas Bustamante/Nature Picture Library

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Nature 603, 769 (2022)



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